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Old 06-15-2009, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by tyl604 View Post
Good and interesting reading but there is a lot of it. Think I might have asked this question before but I cannot quite remember - and I do not see the answer in the articles that I just read.

Bought a half inch torque wrench and see that most of my sockets are 3/8. If I use a reducing socket on the torque wrench in order to use the 3/8 sockets, does it affect the proper calc of the torque?

Think not but not sure.
The adapter you are asking about is generally considered to have zero effect, but other extensions do require compensation..

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