Klutch 3/8in.-Drive Torque Wrench - 5-80 Ft.-Lbs. Torque
Bought this over a year ago, and it still works great. Use this about once a week and I haven't had any problems yet. The case is durable and the settings are easy to set. Would definitely recommend this to a friend.
February 4, 2014
3/8" Klutch torque wrench review
This torque wrench is an easy to use design with clear markings and a long enough handle to make it easier for the larger torque settings. For the price it's a great tool to use. The lock mechanism is not the greatest but it works as intended.
February 4, 2014
Be careful with the 4% accuracy spec
I checked the calibration of this wrench using industry-standard methods in a cal lab. I was only interested in the low scale accuracy at first. At 5 lb-ft, the wrench clicked at 7.8 lb-ft. At 10 lb-ft, the wrench clicked at 11.9 lb-ft. Now at first glance that looks way out of the 4% spec. But wait...many companies, including very reputable ones, specify the accuracy using the "% of full-scale value" only. If we use that method, the 4% spec should be applied to the maximum setting of 80 lb-ft, and that yields 3.2 lb-ft overall. Using that number, the calibrations at 5 lb-ft and 10 lb-ft are in spec (less than 3.2 lb-ft difference). Knowing that, it would be useful to create a simple chart to indicate what the wrench setting is versus the actual performance. Now I have a chart that shows the actual value at 5 -ft-lb to be 7.8 lb-ft, etc... all the way up to 80. I rated it average because the spec can be misleading.
September 6, 2013
Precise torque specs
This isn't overly complicated and it does do a very good job of getting the torque specs right on the money. I've used it when re-assembling an engine (where torque has to be very close to spec) and have had zero failures in the parts since installation. This tool gives a definitive CLICK when you're at the torque point. Simple to set, easy to read and easy to use.
April 26, 2013
The tool is very uselful
I give it 4 stars for the price and the usefulness. I would give it 5 stars, but I don't know how accurate it really is. For the price and for my use (occasional), it is a good tool.
August 13, 2012
Bought this torque wrench and it never worked out of the box. Followed the directions and all I got was a breaker bar.
May 15, 2012
Good for inexpensive torque wrench
This tool is fairly accurate and decent for the price. More accurate ones are 3-4 times as much $$.
January 9, 2012
3/8 Torque Wrench
I was doing some work on my car and found myself in need of a torque wrench. I was shocked to see how much some of the others were, so when i saw this one with the great reviews and the price i couldnt pass it up. It worked perfect and the adjustments were so easy to work even for a beginner like myself. I cant wait to use it again.
June 14, 2011
Great price, nice wrench
Bought this for working on the motorcycle, because so many of the parts are soft aluminum and overtightening will destroy the metal. I like the easy adjustability and the positive 'click'-style settings. So far it has held up well for a year with no problems. Quality seems pretty good at such a low price point. Carrying case is nice to have. I'd suggest getting 2 adapters to allow use of 1/4" or 1/2" sockets.
March 4, 2011
3/8 Torque Wrench
I purchased Two of these torque wrenches for use in my shop and within a couple of weeks, you could not adjust the settings on one and the handle came apart on the other one. The units seem to be poor quality.
November 23, 2010