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[Canadian Tire] Mastercraft Maximum 1/2-in.-Drive Torque Wrench

These things almost never go on sale...

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From 99.99 to 69.99

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Oct 28, 2003
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they dont go on sale very often, but I would say atleast once or twice every 6 months like most of their tools.

Id love to pick one up, but ive never seen em go below 30% ish, and Im waiting for the 60 or 70 % ish at the minimum!
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I've personally never seen any good quality ones on sale for more than 20%...

and I've been waiting for 1 year... or more
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i bought one last time they were on sale, a must have if you're changing your own winter wheels/tires
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Totally agree with that. Once you've tried that you always want to use it...

And you really find out that you were really tightening those nuts too much! ;)
sledbc wrote:i bought one last time they were on sale, a must have if you're changing your own winter wheels/tires
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If you can't wait for one to go cheaper at CT, I recommend getting one from Princess Auto. Picked up a 1/2 " drive model on sale for $28.
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Tolo wrote:If you can't wait for one to go cheaper at CT, I recommend getting one from Princess Auto. Picked up a 1/2 " drive model on sale for $28.
So did I. I thought it was 19.99. quality wise it seems alright, but i have no experience with these.
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ChiGGz wrote:So did I. I thought it was 19.99. quality wise it seems alright, but i have no experience with these.
ChiGGz,

I think that was 2 weeks prior and was the 3/8" drive model that did a lower ft-lbs.
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well, once you are used to using real shop equipments... u can't go back...
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these go on sale probably once a month actually.

the 1/2" drive torque wrench is good for 50-250lbft
the 3/8" drive wrench is good for 25-250 INCH-ft ~ 3-21lb ft.

So beware there is a gap inbetween the two mastercraft wrenches.
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sonyminidiscman wrote:well, once you are used to using real shop equipments... u can't go back...
Have you used a Princess Auto one yet? I've used my friends to do over 60 tire swaps during the last couple of years. REAL SHOPS btw use air tools.
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Please post if you know any REAL SHOP torque wheel nuts according to spec.
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Tolo wrote:Have you used a Princess Auto one yet? I've used my friends to do over 60 tire swaps during the last couple of years. REAL SHOPS btw use air tools.
Air tools are BAD in tightening wheel nuts. Torque wrench is the way to go.
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hytong wrote:Please post if you know any REAL SHOP torque wheel nuts according to spec.
75% of mechanics don't use torque wrenches...the other 25% are lying. ;)

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And you figure at the rate they are asking at least they work according to the spec ...
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DragonZealot wrote:Air tools are BAD in tightening wheel nuts. Torque wrench is the way to go.
Air tools are great at tightening wheel nuts unfortunatly 9/10 they are tightened too much. :)

Air tools should be used for what they are intended, loosening nuts and bolts.

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Tolo wrote:Have you used a Princess Auto one yet? I've used my friends to do over 60 tire swaps during the last couple of years. REAL SHOPS btw use air tools.
haha no............LAZY shops use air guns...........

Real shops use torque wrench for every nut in ur wheel....... most shop will use air gun unless you insist they use a torque wrench... and they will comply because they know a torque wench is what you are suppose to use
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DragonZealot wrote:Air tools are BAD in tightening wheel nuts. Torque wrench is the way to go.

Exactly my point ;) Never compare to the joneses. Even tire shops cover their butts by placing the "please retighten bolts after XXXKMs" on the invoice.
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Tolo wrote:Have you used a Princess Auto one yet? I've used my friends to do over 60 tire swaps during the last couple of years. REAL SHOPS btw use air tools.
haha no............LAZY shops use air guns...........

Real shops use torque wrench for every nut in ur wheel....... most shop will use air gun unless you insist they use a torque wrench... and they will comply because they know a torque wench is what you are suppose to use
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hytong wrote:Please post if you know any REAL SHOP torque wheel nuts according to spec.
The shop that I go to.......... everytime work is done, i am in there talking with the mechanic.....

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