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[Princess Auto] 3/8" Drive Torque Wrench $19.99 - Free Shipping

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[Princess Auto] 3/8" Drive Torque Wrench $19.99 - Free Shipping

Was searching Princess Auto for some other random tools and came across this torque wrench which seems like a good deal, saw a few others asking for the 3/8" size in other threads.
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Great price! Anyone else find that setting the torque takes too much effort or am I doing it wrong? I did loosen the screw at the bottom
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Just takes some getting used too. It’s a simple twirl and tighten the bottom bolt to lock in the setting.
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Thanks, needed one to replace spark plugs.
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Good find... Just a heads up most cars need 90 ftpnds torque to torque up the wheel nuts .
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neatooo wrote: Great price! Anyone else find that setting the torque takes too much effort or am I doing it wrong? I did loosen the screw at the bottom
I have the powerfist variant of this that I also picked up on sale for 20 bucks. Mine is also stiff while setting the torque, even when I loosen the screw at the bottom. I guess it's just crappy tolerances and quality control. But hey, it works!
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Thanks so much. Literally this morning I wanted to change my tires, but I need 80ft/lbs, and my existing torque wrench maxes out at 50.

i wasn't even going to buy one, as they are pretty pricey tools, but for $20, I'm in!
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Just in time!! Thanks OP!!
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Xoanan wrote: Thanks so much. Literally this morning I wanted to change my tires, but I need 80ft/lbs, and my existing torque wrench maxes out at 50.

i wasn't even going to buy one, as they are pretty pricey tools, but for $20, I'm in!
Don't use this for lug nuts, it's not meant to be operated at its maximum torque capacity. I'd spend the extra 40 bucks and get the breaker bar + 1/2 inch torque wrench combo from canadian tire.
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cedarleaf wrote: I have the powerfist variant of this that I also picked up on sale for 20 bucks. Mine is also stiff while setting the torque, even when I loosen the screw at the bottom. I guess it's just crappy tolerances and quality control. But hey, it works!
Yup as long as they work! I wonder how we can calibrate them diy style
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Off topic tire change question, are you allowed to change tires in front of your driveway but on the street? Can't find anything in bylaws. I know it may be city specific but in general?
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th3xeroeagle wrote: Off topic tire change question, are you allowed to change tires in front of your driveway but on the street? Can't find anything in bylaws. I know it may be city specific but in general?
I doubt any by-law officers are gonna show up within the 30min that you’re changing your tire.

Also I highly doubt they care. Ive changed oil on the side of the street.
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Anikiri wrote: I doubt any by-law officers are gonna show up within the 30min that you’re changing your tire.

Also I highly doubt they care. Ive changed oil on the side of the street.
If I'm understanding this correctly, you are doing this on the street, as if it was a parked car? If you have a driveway, why would you do this? Not only is it blocking traffic, it's also a danger to yourself.
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Great buy, I have a husky 1/2” for my vehicle but wanted something smaller for spark plugs, even though it’s pretty easy to feel out 20/25lbs of pressure I think. Takes the guess work out, didn’t want to fork out $50 for a little one. Thanks OP!
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Picked up the CT 1/2 + breaker bar already and now might pick this one up to have both. Seems like a solid combo for $80 combined.

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