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    I think my torque wrench is broken?

    Hey yíall! Did some simple wrenching tonight that required my torque wrench. I set it correctly to 80 ft/lbs & proceeded to go. I know I was exerting WAY more pressure than it took to take these bolts off. How can I tell if my torque wrench is shot? I store it fully unloaded & itís a craftsman from a few years back. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

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    Tekton has info on how to calibrate a torque wrench.

    https://www.tekton.com/torque-wrench...nd-calibration


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    One of these?

    s-l1000.jpg

    If so, it's one of the worst Craftsman tools that I've ever owned. Toss it and get either a TEKTON or a CDI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    Tekton has info on how to calibrate a torque wrench.

    https://www.tekton.com/torque-wrench...nd-calibration


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    Hey... there's some pretty good information in that link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Hey... there's some pretty good information in that link!
    Yup. Hopefully I wonít have to use it on my three tekton torque wrenches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    Tekton has info on how to calibrate a torque wrench.

    https://www.tekton.com/torque-wrench...nd-calibration


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    Nice thanks! Iíll see if this can save mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    One of these?

    s-l1000.jpg

    If so, it's one of the worst Craftsman tools that I've ever owned. Toss it and get either a TEKTON or a CDI.
    No shit, thatís her all right! I kept thinking it was me but it constantly unlocks & the grip spins to change the torque. Just been pissing me off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobycarolanNC View Post
    Hey yíall! Did some simple wrenching tonight that required my torque wrench. I set it correctly to 80 ft/lbs & proceeded to go. I know I was exerting WAY more pressure than it took to take these bolts off. How can I tell if my torque wrench is shot? I store it fully unloaded & itís a craftsman from a few years back. Any help or ideas would be appreciated.
    Throw it in the trash and get a Tekton off Amazon. Ask me how I know.

    https://jlwrangler.com/showthread.ph...2995#post52995

    Your timing is hilarious. I was doing rock sliders on a body mount.
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    I have one of the craftsmanís and the jam nut inside the handle comes loose and then the adjustment nut can lose position, terrible set up without loctite.


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    The CDI wrenches made by Snap-On are nice. Have a couple that are always in calibration at the annual calibration check.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VitaMeVas View Post
    Throw it in the trash and get a Tekton off Amazon. Ask me how I know.

    https://jlwrangler.com/showthread.ph...2995#post52995

    Your timing is hilarious. I was doing rock sliders on a body mount.
    Damn! Glad you got your sliders sorted though.

    Quote Originally Posted by WWRuby_Svi View Post
    I have one of the craftsmanís and the jam nut inside the handle comes loose and then the adjustment nut can lose position, terrible set up without loctite.

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    Now, your just trying to get my cheap ass to fix it versus by a new one! Just kidding Iím certainly not tryin to recalibrate this bitch.

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