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Old 02-17-2013, 04:53 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by brents347 View Post

I don't use a torque wrench on my bike, and don't see it as a necessity. Of course I use one for things like head bolts, clutch basket, etc., but when I see guys that use them for clutch cover bolts and front axle pinch bolts I always kinda wonder.

My torque wrench is my hand and the way I hold the tool in question. And lots of experience with stripped bolts I guess.
Realms of possibilities. Experience is the factor, learning torque’s by hand are incredibly precise, but leaning that feel using a torque wrench is cheaper, yet decreasing the learning curve on how to fix mistakes. I remember as a kid the lesson of a spark plug thread tapped direct to an ally head.

Precision engineering may ask 1Nm difference, difficult to feel by hand.

To OP, Halfords stock a professional range made by Norbar, the 3/8 covers 8-60Nm.
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