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    Arrow Torque Wrench:WHICH IS THE BEST ONE TO BUY?.

    I have been looking at buying a torque wrench but am confused as to which type to buy.It seems that Halford's do three types,all with a different higher end torque setting,but which one is the one to buy for general use on a 1.9 CDTI 150?.Can anyone advise me please. FELIXX.

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    What size drive do you need to fit your sockets?

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    I bought the Halfords 40nm to 200nm wrench.
    One of the motoring magazines carried out a test and the Halfords wrench was judged to be best.
    I use mine lots each week and test it monthly on an Acra-torque, its always within 1%.
    At £59.99 (£47 with a trade card) with a lifetime guarantee its reasonable value

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim skeen View Post
    What size drive do you need to fit your sockets?
    To be honest,I'm not too fussy.I have both types of socket sets,(3/8" and 1/2"?),so I suppose either would do for the job,but for the long term,I don't really know.I don't want to be in the position of say,paying £60 now,only to find I need to buy the £80 + one,(unless it's needed),sometime in the future.

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    really, all the motoring mags i read say that norbar is by far the best of any out there, its cost more..
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    Quote Originally Posted by lesj View Post
    I bought the Halfords 40nm to 200nm wrench.
    One of the motoring magazines carried out a test and the Halfords wrench was judged to be best.
    I use mine lots each week and test it monthly on an Acra-torque, its always within 1%.
    At £59.99 (£47 with a trade card) with a lifetime guarantee its reasonable value
    When you say trade card,I take it you mean trade discount?.

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    http://www.ppcmag.co.uk/news/norbar-...mpetition.html

    this was the last mag to recently compare 10 of the best torque wrenches, and they said norbar was the winner, hands down, nothing else really came close..

    you did ask which was the best one to buy..
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    I have used a britool one for years, cost a fortune at the time but its paid for itself about 10x since

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    Draper do a micrometer type one at around £26 I use one at work and its decent!

    Halfrauds will charge a fortune and won't be great quaility.

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