Torque wrench, which one

Neddysmith
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Torque wrench, which one

Postby Neddysmith » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:44 am

Hey Guys,

Looking at getting a torque wrench for when doing maintenance on the bikes, any recommendations?

I usually look at getting better tools as i find they last longer and prefer working with quality, however, i found these couple and was wondering your thoughts or recommend any others.

https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/bicy ... VZ-F33-031

https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/venz ... VZ-F33-055

Also what torque setting range would i require, this will effect my decision, but i would think a 1/4 torque qrench with about torque ranges would be sufficient?

Cheers

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Tim
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Re: Torque wrench, which one

Postby Tim » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:07 am

I think either one of those two torque wrenches should meet your needs. I have the same as the first one though differently branded.
I only bother using a TW on carbon parts such as headsets and seatposts for which the tool setting range is adequate. I'm not too sure how accurate these cheap tools are but I haven't broken anything yet and nothing has rattled loose. A drop of medium grip Loctite helps in some situations such as Shimano crank pinch bolts.
High torque applications such as pedals and cassette lockrings (usually 40nm) and all-metal parts can be tightened with regular tools and a deft touch ie. use a lever/spanner/allen key of appropriate length and leverage for the size of nut/bolt/screw or ring.
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Re: Torque wrench, which one

Postby Tim » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:30 am

I'd choose the second and more expensive of the above tools.
It has finer incremental adjustment than the first choice.

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Re: Torque wrench, which one

Postby Aussie Bruce » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:49 pm

I would go the second one too

Both are well spec units I have done a calibration check on the second one for a mate and its bang on I have Warren and Brown units and can calibrate them myself so was very surprised at the price point

A lot of the top tools are made in Taiwan so I say go with it

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Re: Torque wrench, which one

Postby Neddysmith » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:01 am

Thanks guess, looks like ill be making a purchase and seeing how it goes.

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