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Old 05-16-2018, 10:04 AM   #11
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I have a Craftsman 0-300 in-lb clicker which is real nice for spark plugs and larger bolts, but I found that a small 0-50 in-lb beam style was the one I used most in my kit building for the numerous small nuts/bolts. These small bolts are the easiest ones to damage with overtorque if you are not using a torque wrench.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:13 PM   #12
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FWIW from an anal engineer: I would suggest investing in your own torque wrenches. Wrench accuracy can vary widely depending on use and abuse. If you have your own, you can calibrate and use the same wrench every time. My Craftsman 3/8" and 1/2" clickers work fine.

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I mentioned I was looking to buy a 0 to 300 and borrow my neighbors Snap On torque wrenches. So, I would own the former and the latter belongs to an A&P friend of mine. Is Snap On a poor quality tool? I thought it was a good brand because every mechanic at my previous flying job had a rolling tool box full of their stuff.

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Old 05-16-2018, 01:16 PM   #13
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Thanks Jim, I will add the 0 to 50 to my cart.

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Snap On is pretty much regarded as the nicest tools you can buy. And you do PAY for them. I love my SnapOn stuff but itís hard to justify the price...
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:31 PM   #15
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I would personally stay away from Harbor Freight for torque wrenches. This is one tool where you want quality and accuracy and I have heard (hearsay only from several sources) that HF torque wrenches are inconsistent in that regard. If you have a way to check calibration, then go ahead. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:42 PM   #16
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I mentioned I was looking to buy a 0 to 300 and borrow my neighbors Snap On torque wrenches. So, I would own the former and the latter belongs to an A&P friend of mine. Is Snap On a poor quality tool? I thought it was a good brand because every mechanic at my previous flying job had a rolling tool box full of their stuff.

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Snap On is fine - the point was to use the same torque wrench each time with the same calibration (that can differ to if not done correctly). So if your neighbor is not around, moves, etc. - I find it easier to own my own and know how it was used and calibrated.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:09 PM   #17
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Impossible to justify the price, but I do have a really nice quarter drive
Snap-On ratchet the mechanic who ripped me off fixing my car made the
mistake of leaving under the hood ... Wish I had more sockets than just
the 10mm he left on it ...

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Old 05-19-2018, 12:08 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone. That helps a lot. I am just trying to get most everything that I need so I am not stopped in my tracks because I donít have a particular tool.

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