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Old 09-17-2001, 10:52 AM
sbourg sbourg is offline
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A caveat on beam-type wrenches - since they work by measuring the deflection of the wrench 'beam' (the pointer doesn't move), it is easy to run out of clearance when torquing some items. This is particularly an issue with suspension bolts tightened on the ground, for instance. Another issue is that the handle pivots in it's middle. If torque is applied with the handle touching at either end, the measurement will be inaccurate. All this is pretty limiting. In the same vein, check that the ratchet stops of a click-type torque wrench are closely spaced.

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