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Re: Torque wrench at Aldi
« Reply #1 on: 30.07. 2019 13:24 »
Got two of those, it's the inch pounds that I want now, but much more dosh.
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Re: Torque wrench at Aldi
« Reply #2 on: 30.07. 2019 14:05 »
Got two of those, it's the inch pounds that I want now, but much more dosh.

......... or a conversion table on the wall in the workshop  ;)

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Re: Torque wrench at Aldi
« Reply #3 on: 30.07. 2019 15:50 »
Got two of those, it's the inch pounds that I want now, but much more dosh.

......... or a conversion table on the wall in the workshop  ;)

Jim

How would a conversion table on the wall help ?

My wrenches start at around 34 to 160 ft lbs.
I want to go from o to 34.
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Re: Torque wrench at Aldi
« Reply #4 on: 30.07. 2019 18:09 »
Ah - thought you had N/m calibration and you wanted ft/lbs in which case a conversion table would help. My heavy duty torque wrench is N/m and it helps me when I am working on old stuff.
Yes the smaller wrenches are quite pricy - I got lucky and picked up a nice MHH 0-60 ft/lbs for a tenner at a bike jumble last year.

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1959 A10 SR
1938 Wolseley 14/60
1955 Ferguson TEF20 tractor
1965 Ferguson 135 tractor
1952 Matchless G80 rigid
1960 BMW R60
1954 Matchless G80S
1955 Ariel 500 VH
1951 Sunbeam S7DL
1960 Matchless G12 with Watsonian Monza
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Re: Torque wrench at Aldi
« Reply #5 on: 30.07. 2019 18:14 »
Both of my wrenches are calibrated in Mn & Ft lbs.
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Re: Torque wrench at Aldi
« Reply #6 on: 30.07. 2019 21:33 »
I bought a good brand 1/2” drive wrench and the calibration was miles out! Around 40% “low” I would not trust one without checking the calibration first (it caused me to strip down a newly built engine and tighten big end nuts  *problem* )
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Re: Torque wrench at Aldi
« Reply #7 on: 30.07. 2019 22:38 »

 
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... ......... or a conversion table on the wall in the workshop  ;)

 
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.....How would a conversion table on the wall help ?

 And I was wondering how a *conversation* table on the wall would help- or even stay there ?  *conf2*
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