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      06-18-2012, 01:52 AM   #23
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I use Craftsman models. I have one larger capacity one and one smaller 1/2" drive and 3/8" I think. I'm also pretty sure Craftsman hand tools and have a lifetime warranty. Can anyone confirm and note if it applies to torque wrenches?
I used to work there a long-long time ago and i believe the torque wrenches are NOT lifetime guaranteed. However, if the associate is clueless enough and is not aware of this they will exchange it no questions asked.
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Exclamation CRAFTSMAN WARRANTY STATEMENTS (Website)

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I'm also pretty sure Craftsman hand tools and have a lifetime warranty. Can anyone confirm and note if it applies to torque wrenches?
It does not apply to torque wrenches and, looking over their website, a considerable number of other tools. You can read more on their applicable warranties here.
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      06-18-2012, 07:55 AM   #25
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^ +1 - not guaranteed like other hand tools.
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I went with the Craftsman 1/2". Price was right and can't beat the lifetime warranty.
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I went with the Craftsman 1/2". Price was right and can't beat the lifetime warranty.
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      06-19-2012, 12:09 AM   #28
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I went with the Craftsman 1/2". Price was right and can't beat the lifetime warranty.
Torque wrench from Craftsman does not have a lifetime warranty.

Plus, they are known to not be the most accurate Torque Wrenches to begin with. Even the digital ones loose their accuracy pretty fast.

I personally use Snap-On torque wrenches.
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      06-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #29
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Anyone has experience with the CDI brand of electric torque wrenches? They are a Snap-On Industrial brand (whatever that means). They have a range of high accuracy model that are at 1% which seems pretty good at that price. They are also made in USA.
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It does not apply to torque wrenches and, looking over their website, a considerable number of other tools. You can read more on their applicable warranties here.
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Anyone has experience with the CDI brand of electric torque wrenches? They are a Snap-On Industrial brand (whatever that means). They have a range of high accuracy model that are at 1% which seems pretty good at that price. They are also made in USA.
I just picked one up, but havent tried it out yet.
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depends on how much you want to spend. they go from $20-500....
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This is quite overkill for the weekend knuckle buster tho! If your pulling this daily or weekly and its your lively hood, sure. I've put radical motors together with wrenches from Harbor Freight with no problem.
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I actually have the Craftman myself and haven't had any issue with it. To be honest, even if it isn't the most accurate, it sure as hell beats the normal of just "tightening it till it feels tight" method.
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I forgot to update this thread. Thanks everyone for your help! I ended up buying the Precision.
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I use Snap-On.
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      08-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #39
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Anyone know how/where can I recalibrate my torque wrenches? I have two craftsman
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      08-06-2012, 06:00 AM   #40
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Search for Powerbuilt digital torque adapter. It will help you determine the accuracy of the wrench, assuming you trust the Powerbuilt. Remember that the wrench's claimed accuracy of 4% or whatever is for roughly the middle of its range. If it is a 0-150 wrench and you use it at 10 lbs or 140 lbs, it may be 8% off. You would want to go down to a 1/4 or 3/8 or up to a 30-250 wrench for those extremes. Same goes for the Powerbuilt digital torque adapters -- they are also for specified ranges.
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what are the torque specs for our wheel bolts?
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