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1/2 in. dr Click-Type Torque Wrench $18.88

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Sep 26, 2009
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Anyone else having issues trying to get it shipped? I keep getting this error:

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I've even tried getting it delivered to a Canada Post location and I still get an error.

Edit: Now I can't even add items to my cart. RFD effect?
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Aug 4, 2007
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Toroton
At lease made in Taiwan, the quality should be trusted, my bike torque wrench came from same place but it's costly
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Dec 31, 2005
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Had mine for at least 7yrs and it only seemed to stray by only a couple pounds after a while. I swap btw my track, summer, & winter tires on and off a few times a year and it's held up just fine. DIY recalibration was easy too using a 30lb weight.
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Oct 13, 2015
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Scarborough, ON
Bally wrote: At lease made in Taiwan, the quality should be trusted, my bike torque wrench came from same place but it's costly
Watch this Youtube video; it is very hard to kill a torque wrench.
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Jul 23, 2012
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wiffle wrote: Anyone know of a 1/2in to hex bit adapter? Found this https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000HB ... UTF8&psc=1 but it's for a 1/4 in driver.
First to answer your question, I think you could use a 1/2" to 1/4" reducer so you can fit that adapter. Now my opinion, I don't think you would find a 1/2" to hex bit adapter since the torque that would be applied to the bit from a 1/2" wrench might shear the bit unless it's impact resistant (these tend to be made of sterner stuff); had it happen to me with a 3/8" wrench, used an impact resistant bit which worked with no issues.
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jaydubayew wrote: Anyone else having issues trying to get it shipped? I keep getting this error:

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I've even tried getting it delivered to a Canada Post location and I still get an error.

Edit: Now I can't even add items to my cart. RFD effect?
I have the same error no matter how I try.
Either it’s RFD effect or perhaps we have to wait for the actual date (May 26) - albeit I bought several items from PA prior to actual sale before, hmm
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fullyreclined wrote: Had mine for at least 7yrs and it only seemed to stray by only a couple pounds after a while. I swap btw my track, summer, & winter tires on and off a few times a year and it's held up just fine. DIY recalibration was easy too using a 30lb weight.
Thanks I bought the$25 one in box, will look up how to calibrate.
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Apr 26, 2017
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Was able to order 1 to be picked up in store just now. Thanks OP!
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any free ship filler? $14 for ship is harsh!
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CertainSomeone wrote: I have the same error no matter how I try.
Either it’s RFD effect or perhaps we have to wait for the actual date (May 26) - albeit I bought several items from PA prior to actual sale before, hmm
Quite possibly it's not RFD. Just crappy buggy PA website. Did you try ordering it with your logged in account? Or guest account? Or new secondary account? I had similar problems months ago that made me abandon my primary account. Let me know how it goes.
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TorontoEh wrote: someone on the 24.99 thread (different sku) posted photo from the store that had 18.88 price tags on the shelf from a while back. Lots of posters said 25 one was better quality.
I received mine today... the $25 one is made in Taiwan if that matters; comes with a calibration cert and a blue case.
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Order went through fine for me. Checked out as a guest.
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Worked for me just now. Thanks OP
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Does anyone know If the currently on sale torque wrench is made in Taiwan or China? Online QA doesn’t help - one says Taiwan while another says China. Thank you.
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CertainSomeone wrote: I have the same error no matter how I try.
Either it’s RFD effect or perhaps we have to wait for the actual date (May 26) - albeit I bought several items from PA prior to actual sale before, hmm
Realized it might be my browser that was giving me issues, maybe AdBlock or something. Try incognito or another browser!
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I have a 1/2" PA torque wrench I bought in 2008. Calibration was not even close to what the paper said. Actual torque curve was not linear and values were not repeatable. I used to work in a lab and checked it against our lab torque meter. I wonder if they will still warranty it.

I also have a 3/8" version. Again, calibration was not what the paper said, but this one was within the range you'd expect from a click style wrench. I still use it today.

I also have a $10 1/2" torque wrench from harbor freight. Calibration was pretty good for click style wrench. I wish I bought more of these.
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Jan 2, 2014
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I ordered this just because I don't have one at all and my tyres are on a "range" so it will be close enough for seasonal swaps.

I ordered a few other things for FS as well (sprayers also posted)
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So how do you check the calibration on these? One mechanic told me I had to reset my wrench to zero in between uses and only set it before using using it, to maintain the calibration. Does that make sense?

I have the impression that almost no-one has properly calibrated tools. Garage always seem to overfasten.

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