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Well not quite free you have to have an inch pound torque wrench. One thing I forgot to mention, NEVER use your torque wrench to loosen bolts. Your torque wrench will not be the same if you use it to loosen fasteners.

There is some science behind his experiment. Most torque wrenches are guaranteed to be within a certain percentage. Even if you have a snap on torque wrench that can be calibrated very easily the calibration gauge is guaranteed to be accurate within a certain percentage. Torque wrenches are pretty close no matter what kind of torque wrench you have. Even the cheapo Harbor Freight torque wrenches are within 4% out of the box.

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I use a torque wrench device that is electronic and can be used with just about any wrench that will fit it. 3/8 drive on one side. 1/2" drive on the other.
It uses strain gauges, so direction is not important.
Although it is a torque measuring device only. It is not used as a ratcheting type wrench as some torque wrenches are.
Funny you brought up torque wrenches.
Was just out in the back nine over the weekend setting up a tree stand blind.
Using a nice, fairly new, long handle 1/2" adjustable torque wrench to tighten the 1/2 x 8 lag screws.
Silly little cir-clip jumped out of it, and all the parts fell 16 feet to the ground and scattered.
Anybody need a hammer shaped like a torque wrench? :D
 
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