Torque wrench

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  1. HarryVFRooie

    HarryVFRooie New Member

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    My torque wrench is old. Like 20 years.
    I relax the spring every time after use.

    Should I wory about the right torque?
    How can I check?
     
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    torque wrenches should be calibrated annually. So you have done it like 20 times now right. In reality it is cheaper to buy a new one then have an old one calibrated. Without special equipment you can not check it yourself. Check out harbor freight. They have a nice digital line for little money. Cheaper with a 20% off coupon. Do not buy a cheap cheap torque wrench. I have like 8 and have never had any calibrated. For what its worth
     
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    I have never calibrated mine but did read up on it. Seems to me it is a fairly easy process. Why haven't I done mine. Same reason I have not finished the cabinets in my shop.
     
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    I never calibrate mine either.
    Maybe I should Just buy a new one.
     
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    You could just stick to a bending beam wrench, nothing to go out of whack unless you over-torque it. But the click-type
    are sooooo convenient.
     
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    You can actually calibrate it, check this video:
     
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    that was quite interesting, mine is a Norbar and probably 30 years old hardly used and stored with it slackened off so I may have a go at that sometime just to see if it is out spec
     
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    I tried this method and it works just fine. My torque wrench was very cheap(14€) and turns out it was only a few grams out of calibration, didn't even had to adjust the spring.
     
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