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hi mates, i'm planning to rebuild my bike and looking to buy a torque wrench. can anyone suggest me a good one on this list https://sydneytools.com.au/category/...orque-wrenches, the best torque wrench for this job and when it comes to brand and usability for my bike. Thanks to all that will comment.
Go to a pawn shop or ebay and get a couple used high-end wrenches, click-style or digital. You'll be amazed how cheap they are. I got a couple nice Matcos for like $100 each, then had them calibrated by a local lab for $10 each. Brand new they cost around $300.

You want a 3/8" drive wrench with an accurate range of around 20-150 nm, and a 1/4" drive with a range of around 5-20 nm.

If by "rebuilding" you mean you're also dropping/installing the engine, you'll need a really low-range 1/4" torque wrench for the engine mounts too, I think spec is only like 2 or 4 nm. I picked up a small beam-type wrench with a range of 0-20 nm.
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Go to a pawn shop or ebay and get a couple used high-end wrenches, click-style or digital. You'll be amazed how cheap they are. I got a couple nice Matcos for like $100 each, then had them calibrated by a local lab for $10 each. Brand new they cost around $300.

You want a 3/8" drive wrench with an accurate range of around 20-150 nm, and a 1/4" drive with a range of around 5-20 nm.

If by "rebuilding" you mean you're also dropping/installing the engine, you'll need a really low-range 1/4" torque wrench for the engine mounts too, I think spec is only like 2 or 4 nm. I picked up a small beam-type wrench with a range of 0-20 nm.

You can also check craigslist or your local flea market for old Snap-on tools. You can trade them in for brand new ones even if they're broken. No questions asked. ;)
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Hey guys gonna start warmin up soon so it's time to start tinkering. What's a good torque wrench that's a decent price?


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I've used one of these for several years. Tested it recently on a calibrated torque tester and work and it was still accurate, even after having been dropped umpteen times. Stay away from the cheapo stuff from Craftsman and Harbor Freight.
You should do a search comparing a harbor freight torque wrench and a snap-on. The harbor freight is both more accurate and repeatable than the snap-on. I have a digital snap-on, and I hate the thing. I'm thinking about selling it and getting the harbor freight wrench.

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Go to a pawn shop or ebay and get a couple used high-end wrenches, click-style or digital. You'll be amazed how cheap they are. I got a couple nice Matcos for like $100 each, then had them calibrated by a local lab for $10 each. Brand new they cost around $300.

You want a 3/8" drive wrench with an accurate range of around 20-150 nm, and a 1/4" drive with a range of around 5-20 nm.

If by "rebuilding" you mean you're also dropping/installing the engine, you'll need a really low-range 1/4" torque wrench for the engine mounts too, I think spec is only like 2 or 4 nm. I picked up a small beam-type wrench with a range of 0-20 nm.
MGFChapin, buying in pawnshop is really a good idea. Actually I never thought of that haha. Thanks mate for your great advice.
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hi mates, i'm planning to rebuild my bike and looking to buy a torque wrench. can anyone suggest me a good one on this list LINK, the best torque wrench for this job and when it comes to brand and usability for my bike. Thanks to all that will comment.
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Please delete my previous post or remove the link. I have no intention to promote a bad reputation website. Thanks
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