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Re: [Shop-talk] Torque wrench - repair or replace?

To: <>, "Larry Spector" <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Torque wrench - repair or replace?
From: "Mullen, Tim" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 10:42:30 -0600
Pat Horne wrote:
> You can calibrate it yourself. All you need is a torque
> wrench that is calibrated and a home made adapter.

I'll second this, and add some more.  Get an inexpensive "beam" type of
torque wrench.  Even cheap ones are very accurate, and they don't go out
of calibration.  Mount the clicker in a vise/etc. and use the beam type
to apply torque.  Note the torque at which the clicker "clicks" and
adjust until it's correct.

As for an adapter, I have a special socket (socket adapter on each end),
but you could also use a bolt, two nuts (one as a jamb nut) and two
sockets to connect them together as an adapter.

Tim Mullen

Chantilly, VA
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