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which torque wrench?

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    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

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    sorry if ive posted in the wrong place..................im after a torque wrench,as ive fitted cambelts to 4 different cars now,and thort it be nice to torque the bolts,im after a torque wrench,but want one that under £50 quid,theres so many,like sealey,norbar etc,which one can you guys recommentd thats more or less accurate and good? 1/2 drive i think will be the one i want.
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    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I've had one of these for about twenty years. I use it mainly for wheels bolts, but it's never let me down
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    I know this way out of the budget, but check this bad boy out.
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    towcestervag Member VCDS Map User

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    the best torque wrenches for there money are sykes pickavant
    they are made by norbar and are the best priced most accurate on the market
    halfords profesional are made by norbar as well i think but check first
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    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

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    never heard of teng,where they made?........ive bid on one on e-bay its a 'norbar' heard they ok?,theres too many to choose from,to be honest does my head in,whats difference with the cheap/dear ones?,il only use it now and then,not everyday.

    sealey do some cheap ones but ive heard theyre not good
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    A4_MaJiK Azeem

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    I have the two Halford Professional torque wrenches (8-60Nm and 60-300Nm) giving me an overall torque range of 8-300Nm. They are very good quality too and never let me down. Use them for everything from oil filters/drain plugs to wheel bolts.

    Halfords | Halfords Professional Torque Wrench 60-300Nm
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    THANKYOU.
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    jamiebennett81 Active Member

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    THIS

    I hate Halfords, but their pro range tools are great, and I too just got the 60-300nm wrench....for £8 (birthday vouchers:rock:)
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    I have a Norbar one, it does what it says on the tin.

    btw always remember to "unwind" ~ANY Torque wrench once you've finished using it.
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    I have the Halfords professional too, and it's been great, it gets used pretty much every month, to torque the bolts on a CNC lathe!
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