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    Default Recommend a torque wrench

    Any suggestions for a wrench less than say £30. I have heard that some are easier to use than others. Not looking for the cheapest.

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    is it for personal diy or work use bud ? if its for work use it will need recalibrated every year so you may be able to scam one out of your bosses

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    As above, depends what use you intend putting it to, everyday tool or occasional.

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    Home use only.

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    halfords have a sale on, you might pick one up in there. Otherwise try machine mart

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    The torque wrenches in Halfords are not included in the sales, they do however get very good reviews for accuracy and reliability. However they are quite a bit above your £30 budget @ £70 or £80 depending upon the range that you need.

    With a cheaper one that may not be as accurate it may be that you'll end up overtightening something with the associated cost of fixing whatever breaks and end up worse off.

    I guess it's a case of how often you feel you are going to use it and to whether you can justify the extra cost.

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    Argos do one for £20. OK for occasional home use. Maybe not that accurate, but much better than guessing.

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    Rolson ones on E-bay with various ranges and either 1/4", 3/8" or 1/2" drives.

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    Hi,

    I bought this one for heavy stuff (1/2 drive):
    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product...per_3001a.html

    And a Halfords 8-60nm (3/8 drive) for the for lighter stuff. This one was a lot more expensive, but I bought it because it got good test results for accuracy (as mentioned above) and at the time I was mostly going to use it on my bike where everything was made of alloy so more likely to strip threads, etc...

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