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Old 02-27-2013, 11:31 PM   #15
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Have that one already. Have had it for about 2 years with no issues. Use it on all my tire rotations and no issues. Works great, works fine. Definitely worth it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:43 AM   #16
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Damn, I just paid $40 for the Craftsman one 2 weeks ago. I doubt it's 4x better.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:19 PM   #17
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I've had mine for a while works just fine for torquing down lug bolts. Do you really want to spend more for something so basic?
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:39 PM   #18
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The coupons for $10 torque wrenches from Harbor Freight are extremely common and have been for quite some time. This isn't a deal that is going to go away anytime soon. I do have all three from HF though, 1/2", 1/4" and 3/8". Good for torquing things that don't require very high precision/accuracy (wheel lugs, exhaust bolts, etc). I definitely won't be building an engine with them and I don't ignore what my gut tells me (If I feel like its too much torque and that I might strip something, I stop and re-evaluate. I don't just blindly follow the torque wrench)

As mentioned before, the handle does spin pretty easily (even when "locked" down) so make sure you check it before each nut/bolt.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:41 PM   #19
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good luck with it,you will be returning it or just throw that 10.00 junk in the trash
CRAFTSMAN ONLY.

just snapped an adapter getting Adam7seven's rims off last week and went in and got a new one for free. sorry if i seem like a craftsman fanboi.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:43 PM   #20
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just snapped an adapter getting Adam7seven's rims off last week and went in and got a new one for free. sorry if i seem like a craftsman fanboi.
Im with you on that. IF this was any more expensive that may have been the case, but for 10 bucks, its worth it for me.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:47 PM   #21
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I got this via email also and have been staring at it, but not sure if I want to pull the trigger on something that might break. I just wanted to have it around for lug nuts. I didn't know exhaust bolts had a torque spec. So the exhaust sleeve has a torque spec? What is it?
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just snapped an adapter getting Adam7seven's rims off last week and went in and got a new one for free. sorry if i seem like a craftsman fanboi.

Harbor Freight will do the same thing...
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I got this via email also and have been staring at it, but not sure if I want to pull the trigger on something that might break. I just wanted to have it around for lug nuts. I didn't know exhaust bolts had a torque spec. So the exhaust sleeve has a torque spec? What is it?
I was more referring to the exhaust manifold/turbo nuts and downpipe studs/nuts.
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Harbor Freight will do the same thing...
but i would have to send it in. theres a sears right by my work and house.
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but i would have to send it in. theres a sears right by my work and house.

You don't have one locally in LA?
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plus quality is better through craftsman.
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not near me.
Makes sense then.

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Eh. Depends on the tool. I much prefer my harbor freight ratchet over my craftsman one. It actually feels better, other tools not the same story. Also, the only hand tools I have ever broken were craftsman...so
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