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[Torque Products Canada] CDI Torque Wrenches - TorqueProducts.ca Sale 65% off

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CDI Torque Wrenches - TorqueProducts.ca Sale 65% off

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Savings:
57%
Expiry:
April 30, 2020
Retailer:
Torque Products Canada
CDI is a brand / subsidiary of Snap-on Tools. They are carried carried at Amazon through 3rd party seller higher than these sale prices.
For ease:

Torque Products is an authorized rep / distributor of CDI and they're having some sort of "Q2 Sale". There's not expiry date. So while this isn't a flaming hot deal, this is purchase of a quality tool through the authorized sales channel (ie full warranty etc). Honestly don't know how often these go on sale as these are primarily industrial tools used by trades, so would appreciate feedback on how "hot" a deal this is.

1/2" torque wrench:
https://www.torqueproductscanada.ca/mm5 ... =2503MFRMH
CDI Regular price: $394.87
Sale Price: $169.23 (~43% of original)

3/8"
https://www.torqueproductscanada.ca/mm5 ... e=7502MRMH
CDI Regular price: $317.13
Sale Price: $135.91 (~43% of original)

Shipping for me (in Toronto) was an additional $18bucks.

They also have split-beam style wrenches too for sale.

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Thread Summary
The Q2 sale runs online until June 30, but you can order directly from them at sale prices until July 31.

Phone for direct orders: 1-800-263-9244

You can also do local pickup if you call in. The address is in Hamilton, ON, but actually is closer to Burlington.
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They look great but definitely over the top to change my tires. I bet they're great if you're working on cars, I could have used it when fixing my old civic
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Great prices for these 'buy once' tools. Do you know if they offer support/warranty? I'm just thinking in terms calibration down the line.
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Oh damn, the 3/8 is really tempting. The +/- 4% when working on small motor parts can be make it or break it. Not so much on the 1/2”.

Hmmm may have to flip a coin on this one.
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These are great wrenches. We have been using the to build hydro transformers for many years. They get used 100s of times a day, for years and never go out of tolerance. The only reason I ever need to replace them is due to operator damage.
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fullyreclined wrote: Great prices for these 'buy once' tools. Do you know if they offer support/warranty? I'm just thinking in terms calibration down the line.
I'd like to know......,

Does the company offer a calibration service? Is it easy to send it to them to get a calibrated? WIth these kind of "buy once" tools, being able to get it serviced after the sale is the most important part.

I'm pretty sure Canadian Tire would tell me to find a third party calibration service if I wanted to get my Motormaster torque wrench calibrated. It might be cheaper to buy a new one though.
Rich or poor, paying full price for anything is for suckers. Be an informed purchaser by searching RFD for the all-time-low price.
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As far as I know calibration is not part of the warranty:

https://www.snaponindustrialbrands.com/ ... rranty.pdf

https://www.snaponindustrialbrands.com/ ... ations.pdf

Anecdotally though - the reason why you purchase a CDI / SnapOn tool is because they stay within spec for much longer than competitors. And I only use casually -- not nearly as often as many industrial shops (10's to 100's of cycles a day -- I'm closer to 10's of cycles a year). I've had my Mastercrap one for about 6 years now, so it was time for an upgrade for me.

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warpdrive wrote:
I'd like to know......,

Does the company offer a calibration service? Is it easy to send it to them to get a calibrated? WIth these kind of "buy once" tools, being able to get it serviced after the sale is the most important part.
Yes, last time I checked, their facility is in Dundas, Ontario. It was a few years ago, but the cost was about $35.
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My Tekton torque wrench manual says to store it at it's lowest setting. Does that mean 0 ft-lbs or as far past that as the handle will turn?
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Any torque sticks? I looked (briefly) and couldn't find any.
Please don't ask or beg for "thanks". Don't act like this is Facebook. If someone found your post helpful, let them decide if they want to make that click. The more you beg, the less you'll get. Cheers
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SizzleChest wrote: My Tekton torque wrench manual says to store it at it's lowest setting. Does that mean 0 ft-lbs or as far past that as the handle will turn?
Any low torque setting is fine. Anything below 75% is a good storage rate from what I've heard in the past. I store line around 50% from the usual setting just in case.
Please don't ask or beg for "thanks". Don't act like this is Facebook. If someone found your post helpful, let them decide if they want to make that click. The more you beg, the less you'll get. Cheers
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SizzleChest wrote: My Tekton torque wrench manual says to store it at it's lowest setting. Does that mean 0 ft-lbs or as far past that as the handle will turn?
a little lower than 0 ft-lb, The point is to not put any load on the springs.

The information above is not fully correct. Please see edit for correction.

EDIT: Storing a fully loaded torque wrench can result in a set in the spring, weakening the spring over time. But if you completely offload the spring to the zero setting, other components within the wrench may move a little. And in the world of torque, a little is a lot. Reapplying spring compression will shift orientation of these components, affecting accuracy.
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KiraSensei wrote: a little lower than 0 ft-lb, The point is to not put any load on the springs.
Funny, I guess I've never turned my torque wrench below 0 before. I just noticed there actually is a line a few turns below 0 that it is meant to be stored at. Thanks.
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SizzleChest wrote: Funny, I guess I've never turned my torque wrench below 0 before. I just noticed there actually is a line a few turns below 0 that it is meant to be stored at. Thanks.
Image
This is for their 25-250 ft.-lb model, but I imagine it's the same for all their torque wrenches. Notice the "Do not turn handle below lowest torque setting"
I believe I have the 10-150 ft.-lb model and always store it at 10 ft.-lb
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dinah05 wrote: Image
This is for their 25-250 ft.-lb model, but I imagine it's the same for all their torque wrenches. Notice the "Do not turn handle below lowest torque setting"
I believe I have the 10-150 ft.-lb model and always store it at 10 ft.-lb
After some recent googling, I believe what "lowest torque setting" refers to is what the indicator scale goes down to on your particular torque wrench. In your pic, I'm assuming that if the handle were turned below 25 ft-lbs, the indicator scale would not show anything below that. Therefore, it should be stored at 25 ft-lbs.

Why in your pic it is 25 ft-lbs though and my Tekton scale goes down to 0 ft-lbs with a storage line below that, I do not know why. I also have a 3/8" drive Tekton wrench that goes down to 120 in-lbs but no lower and no storage setting line like on my 1/2" drive torque wrench.


EDIT: I did some digging and found my user's manual for my 1/2" torque wrench. It does say to store at lowest torque setting and shows a picture of the indicator scale at 10 ft-lbs (my wrench is rated for 10-150 ft. lbs) so it would appear that what I wrote above is incorrect. @dinah05 is spot-on with his post. I wonder what the line below 0 is meant for then?
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dinah05 wrote: Image
This is for their 25-250 ft.-lb model, but I imagine it's the same for all their torque wrenches. Notice the "Do not turn handle below lowest torque setting"
I believe I have the 10-150 ft.-lb model and always store it at 10 ft.-lb
Thanks. I've been told to not apply tension to the spring during storage and I guess that's incorrect. I've updated my original post after some googling.
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For anyone looking for split-beam style wrenches, look for Precision Instruments wrenches on Amazon. Much more affordable, by a former Snap-on OEM. For lower torque ranges, there is the C2FR600H from Precision instruments with a 100-600 in. lb range in 3/8 drive. You can get it on ebay for around $135 US, shipped.

Edit: FYI, one benefit of split-beam style wrenches is that you don't need to reset them to the lowest torque setting for storage

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