Torque wrenches ensure smooth wheel changes and various work on your vehicles. So that you have the right torque wrench for every job, the selection is very large. But how do the various wrenches differ? We show you.
Our checklist contains a lot of important information that will help you with your purchase decision. You will then find the right torque wrench in our product recommendations.
- Small torque wrenches have a 1/4″ (6.35 mm) tool mount. They are suitable for tasks around the bike.
- Very common is the torque wrench with 1/2″ (12.7 mm) drive square. These are suitable for changing wheels on cars as well as many other car repairs.
- Models with 3/8″ (9.525 mm) tool holder are a practical intermediate size. They are suitable for motorcycle bolting, for example.
- For truck applications and other tasks with high tightening forces, models with a solid 1″ tool holder are suitable.
- For screws and bolts on the bike, wrenches with up to 30 Nm are sufficient.
- Classic motorcycle torque wrenches are usually adjustable up to 110 Nm.
- If, on the other hand, you are looking for a simple wheel change tool, wrenches with up to 210 Nm are suitable. This means that even van and camper van wheels can be securely tightened.
- Torque wrenches with fine toothing are particularly advantageous when you need to tighten in tight spaces.
- You should also pay attention to the accuracy of the set value. This should be a maximum of ± 5 %.
- A lock on the handle prevents set torques from being changed.
- Many torque wrenches are offered as a tire change set together with special long nuts. These prevent scratches on the rim by means of a plastic coating.
- Nuts and bit nuts for smaller screw profiles are often available together with a bicycle ratchet.
- Extensions and adapters for smaller square drives are also very practical and often come together with a 1- or 1/2″ wrench.
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FAQ for Torque Wrenches
If you use a torque wrench, you can’t exceed the pre-set torque. This means that the torque wrench automatically locks when the torque is reached: no more pressure is applied to the nut and bolt. This is because the torque must not be exceeded, otherwise the bolt may give way. Nevertheless, it should of course be as tight as possible without being overtightened or overloaded or even loosening.
A torque wrench is a tool that is operated by hand. It is the most significant tool in dealing with nuts and bolts. Especially in mechanics, this tool is indispensable. Through special settings, the torque wrench should ensure that the nut as well as the bolt can not loosen independently and nothing is damaged
The correct setting is adjusted via a rotating handle. Depending on the vehicle and the work step, different Newton meters are needed
The first torque wrench was developed and produced in 1938.
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