torque wrench for the 640a

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    Makes a nice little kubotan maybe? :lol3
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    my wifey used to work at Sears so I became a Craftsman junkie by osmosis but hard to argue with that life time gurantee and you'll likely need it with an indexed type torque wrench
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    Are you sure you get a lifetime warranty on Sears torque wrenches?
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    Yes; well I havn't tested it on torque wrenches yet, but the lifetime warranty covers all "hand" tools that have have made since 1927
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    According to the web site, and from what I've heard, it's one year on the craftsman torque wrenches. Some of their more expensive ones are two year however. Then again, some of their cheaper ones are 90 days.
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    ok, so i got a bead on a couple of wrenches:

    1/4in 0-75in-lb wrench vs. 3.8in 0-150in-lb.

    creeper, I believe you recommended a 0-150in-lb. but in a 1/4. i am guessing the 0-75in-lb doesn't go high enough and am eyeballin the 0-150 - correct? :ear and does the 3/8 hurt? (wouldn't think so)

    if this all works out, which it probably won't :lol3, i will have two good wrenches with ranges matching the suggestions of Don Creeper :evil
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    I have a really nice S&K 3/8" in/lb wrench, has worked well for me.

    Can't find it on the web, but I think it goes from 15 to 180 in. lbs or so.

    There are a shitload of Snap On and Mac tools on eBay every day.

    You pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

    Buy a nice one and be set for life.

    Thanks
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    It kinda all depends on what you use them for. A 0-150 in.lb. 3/8" drive? Now that just seems odd. Is that a typo on your part? :ear
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    I was wondering if the 640a has bolts speced out in the 75-150 in-lb range... kinda thought that from you original suggestion of a 10-150. specs:

    CDI
    1502LDIN Dial Torque Wrench
    Torque range english: 0-150 in. Lb.
    Grads. English: 2 in. Lb.
    Torque range metric: 0-18 Nm
    Grads. Metric: .5 Nm
    3/8" (DRIVE)
    10" (LONG)
    $ 167.19 (NOT WHAT I AM PAYING! :lol3)
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    Snap On and Mac are too trendy = expensive!

    I am working on getting a nice one for my price range; wish me luck! :smooch
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    My concept of the optimized set would be a 1/4 drive 20-200 inch pound (small fastener, small wrench) and a 3/8 drive 10 to 150 foot pound (medium fastener, medium wrench) wrench.

    The idea of a 3/8 drive inch pound is... odd to me. A 3/8 drive that goes to 17 ft lbs?... What the hell is that for? Leverage? :huh
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    agreed, but the only 1/4 that currently is a good price only goes to 75in-lb. thought that might not be enough range to cover me on the 640a... should I wait? :ear

    the other one I am trying to get to complete the set is a 0-100ft-lb. 1/2in drive... :arg but the price is right :stoned
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    If it were me... I'd get a decent 3/8", 5-75ft.lb. to start, and wait until you can swing a 1/4 in.lb. Just use a little CS on the low torque fasteners.

    I think I may have already said that once. :wink:
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    dont have a great price on the 3/8 5-75ft.lb... i guess that means a wait recommendation. :cry

    hm. i just can't see why these good deals wouldnt work well for the 640a. the quality and precision of the pieces is exemplary :evil always worried about missing a good deal :lol3

    "a little CS"... common sense? careful screwin'? :dunno

    thanks for the help creeper; I do use a 1/4 drive as often as I can and take it easy on the little guys.

    BTW, who knows what I would have ended up with w/out any help...
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    I reckon mine's been pretty handy.. Wish I had it handy so I could post a pic, but I'm here at work....

    Just going by memory, I think mine goes 20-250 in. lbs...

    Cheers
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    1/4" drive 40-200 inch pounds
    3/8" drive 200-1000 inch pounds.

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