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Torque wrench advice needed

Ok...I need to buy a torque for small jobs on bike. As I know little mecchanics....how do I know what size to buy...1/2 or 3/8

I have a halfords tool set for 10yrs & need the torque wrench to be compatible with the sockets from it. Do I need to measure the attachment on the sockets to see if they are 1/2 or 3/8s?

Found some decent priced ones on https://www.caulfieldindustrial.com/...rench/p-e10200

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Re: Torque wrench advice needed

If you need the torque wrench to fit the sockets you already have, then that's your answer. Get one that fits the sockets you have
But you can buy adapters.
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Re: Torque wrench advice needed

You really need 2.One for small torque settings and one for the big uns.
Generally the small ones are 3/8 and 1/2 for the big lads.
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Re: Torque wrench advice needed

Originally Posted by Gixxer
If you need the torque wrench to fit the sockets you already have, then that's your answer. Get one that fits the sockets you have
But you can buy adapters.
Sound...guess I'd answered my own question
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Re: Torque wrench advice needed

Originally Posted by SoulX
You really need 2.One for small torque settings and one for the big uns.
Generally the small ones are 3/8 and 1/2 for the big lads.
exactly this, i have 3, one cheap draper for wheel axles and everyday jobs, and a small norbar 10-55nm and then a big norbar 50-150nm im nearly sure. both 1/2" as thats what i most commonly use. but as gixxer said adaptors can be got for 3/8
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Re: Torque wrench advice needed

Got a 3/8s for 28 delivered.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0047WPT...740111_TE_item

Only need it for fitting engine sliders & fork protectors. Handy to have in the tool box.
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Re: Torque wrench advice needed

I bought this one a few years back:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...0?ie=UTF8&th=1

3/8 with a nice range from 8 to 105nm, you can do most jobs (if not all) on a bike with that range.
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Re: Torque wrench advice needed

Originally Posted by SoulX
You really need 2.One for small torque settings and one for the big uns.
Generally the small ones are 3/8 and 1/2 for the big lads.
Might want to consider a 1/4" wrench for the inLbs torque values. Torque wrenches tend to be most accurate in the 20-100% of their range.

So a high quality 1/4" is a must if you do a lot of wrenching on your bike. JMHO
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Re: Torque wrench advice needed

Originally Posted by SoulX
You really need 2.One for small torque settings and one for the big uns.
Generally the small ones are 3/8 and 1/2 for the big lads.
a decent 3/8 will do as good as a 1/2 inch for most stuff but as said the smaller torques will require something with a little more finese. something in the 1 to 25 range
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