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Posted 28th Jul 2019

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Don't get caught out in a difficult situation. Make sure you have this Auto XS Torque Wrench for anything that might occur. Whether it's tightening the fasteners on your vehicle, or changing a tyre in an emergency, you will be glad you have this handy item in the boot of your car!

Contents
1 x Extension Bar 12.5mm (½"), 112cm (approx.)
3 x Sockets 12.5mm (½"), 17-19-21mm
1 x Storage box
Features
12.5mm (½") Torque Wrench with automatic quick-release
Turnable grip for torque adjustment (0-2-4-6-8-10-12)
Torque range 40-210 Nm (approx.)
Guarantee/Warranty
3 Years

Free delivery on £20+.
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Was just thinking about buying one of these for bike maintenance. Nothing cheaper than £22 on Amazon or eBay and certainly nothing with a 3 year warranty.

I’ll definitely pick up one of these.

Thanks for the heads up OP
I ordered with the jump leads for £20, might not be great quality but ok to leave in the boot! Cheers
jouster28/07/2019 21:10

Was just thinking about buying one of these for bike maintenance. Nothing …Was just thinking about buying one of these for bike maintenance. Nothing cheaper than £22 on Amazon or eBay and certainly nothing with a 3 year warranty. I’ll definitely pick up one of these. Thanks for the heads up OP


Just check the torque range is suitable for your needs. I have a couple, one for lower settings, the other for higher settings.
quakerphil28/07/2019 21:19

Just check the torque range is suitable for your needs. I have a couple, …Just check the torque range is suitable for your needs. I have a couple, one for lower settings, the other for higher settings.


Thanks for the info. Will check it out
jouster28/07/2019 21:21

Thanks for the info. Will check it out


If by bike you mean push bike the torque range is too high on this wrench. Most push bike torque limits are from 6nm to no more than 20nm, this starts at 40nm
nickl36028/07/2019 21:35

If by bike you mean push bike the torque range is too high on this wrench. …If by bike you mean push bike the torque range is too high on this wrench. Most push bike torque limits are from 6nm to no more than 20nm, this starts at 40nm


Thanks for the heads up.
As used by your local Krap fit fitter to correctly cross sequence your wheelnuts to the required torque......

......not.
trannyboy28/07/2019 21:55

As used by your local Krap fit fitter to correctly cross sequence your …As used by your local Krap fit fitter to correctly cross sequence your wheelnuts to the required torque............not.


Yep. Take it up to shear, then back it off a quarter turn!
fishwibbler28/07/2019 22:12

Yep. Take it up to shear, then back it off a quarter turn!


Worst thing is, you're not even joking!
These make for decent bars to undo nuts too, better than the brace that comes with your car. A braker bar is obviously better for undoing tight stuff but these can be good for undoing too. Remember to store at the lowest setting to try and keep them somewhat accurate.
mogsog28/07/2019 22:46

These make for decent bars to undo nuts too, better than the brace that …These make for decent bars to undo nuts too, better than the brace that comes with your car. A braker bar is obviously better for undoing tight stuff but these can be good for undoing too. Remember to store at the lowest setting to try and keep them somewhat accurate.


A torque wrench is not supposed to be used as a general ratchet, it is only supposed to be for setting the correct torque.
giltbrook28/07/2019 23:40

A torque wrench is not supposed to be used as a general ratchet, it is …A torque wrench is not supposed to be used as a general ratchet, it is only supposed to be for setting the correct torque.


Oh...sorry I'm new to torque wrenchs. I only have one. Do you know why mine and the aldi one have a reverse setting? I thought it was to undo bolts.
mogsog28/07/2019 22:46

These make for decent bars to undo nuts too, better than the brace that …These make for decent bars to undo nuts too, better than the brace that comes with your car. A braker bar is obviously better for undoing tight stuff but these can be good for undoing too. Remember to store at the lowest setting to try and keep them somewhat accurate.


Your better off using a breaker bar.
You don't want to damage your measuring device.
antsgame28/07/2019 23:51

Your better off using a breaker bar. You don't want to damage your …Your better off using a breaker bar. You don't want to damage your measuring device.

From what I've read it seems the torque measurement feature only works when tightening, its just an engauges paw in reverse like a normal ratchet. This means the isn't much risk of damaging anything when undoing tight wheel nuts. Unless they are very very tight I which case a breaker bar would be the better choice.

"Whether it's tightening the fasteners on your vehicle, or changing a tyre in an emergency, you will be glad you have this handy item in the boot of your car!"

The description appears to indicate it's acceptable to use to undo wheel bolts. I wouldn't advise this is used as a general purpose ratchet but it certainly could remove lug nuts and then be used to torque them back down to the correct amount.
Edited by: "mogsog" 29th Jul 2019
mogsog28/07/2019 23:48

Oh...sorry I'm new to torque wrenchs. I only have one. Do you know why …Oh...sorry I'm new to torque wrenchs. I only have one. Do you know why mine and the aldi one have a reverse setting? I thought it was to undo bolts.


So you can torque up left-hand threaded fasteners.

e.g. Hub nuts on the left side of a car.
Edited by: "Flambo" 29th Jul 2019
Flambo29/07/2019 00:00

So you can torque up left-hand threaded fasteners.e.g. Hub nuts on the …So you can torque up left-hand threaded fasteners.e.g. Hub nuts on the left side of a car.


This torque wrench only measures torque when tightening fasteners to the right. If you go the the left hand side of the car the fasteners still tighten to the right. Only more expensive torque wrenchs measure torque in both directions.
Flambo29/07/2019 00:00

So you can torque up left-hand threaded fasteners.e.g. Hub nuts on the …So you can torque up left-hand threaded fasteners.e.g. Hub nuts on the left side of a car.


Nuts of the left hand side of the
Flambo29/07/2019 00:00

So you can torque up left-hand threaded fasteners.e.g. Hub nuts on the …So you can torque up left-hand threaded fasteners.e.g. Hub nuts on the left side of a car.

mogsog28/07/2019 23:48

Oh...sorry I'm new to torque wrenchs. I only have one. Do you know why …Oh...sorry I'm new to torque wrenchs. I only have one. Do you know why mine and the aldi one have a reverse setting? I thought it was to undo bolts.


Reverse is for left handed thread -on some Japanese cars
Righty tighty lefty loosey..............usually..........
For everyone saying it has a reverse setting for left handed threads you’re completely wrong. Torque wrenches are calibrated for one or the other.
If you want your torque wrench to carry on reading correctly use it for its intended purpose. For use only one way (in this case right handed) and for tightening only.
lAmGod29/07/2019 07:16

For everyone saying it has a reverse setting for left handed threads …For everyone saying it has a reverse setting for left handed threads you’re completely wrong. Torque wrenches are calibrated for one or the other.If you want your torque wrench to carry on reading correctly use it for its intended purpose. For use only one way (in this case right handed) and for tightening only.



This type of torque wrench works the same in both right and left handed direction.

The mechanism which 'measures' the torque inside the barrel of the handle gets pulled in the same direction for both RH and LH, that spring gets pulled the same regardless of the handedness of the fastener.

Flicking that reverse switch on the rachet head just changes which way the ratchet is going.
Flambo29/07/2019 09:55

This type of torque wrench works the same in both right and left handed …This type of torque wrench works the same in both right and left handed direction.The mechanism which 'measures' the torque inside the barrel of the handle gets pulled in the same direction for both RH and LH, that spring gets pulled the same regardless of the handedness of the fastener. Flicking that reverse switch on the rachet head just changes which way the ratchet is going.


The listing on the aldi website seems to state you could use this to change a tyre. This statement seems to mean it does not measure torque to the left. The norbar that is used at my company can do both ways but I've never seen a torque wrench as low priced as this one be able to measure both ways, if it does then its amazing value.
lAmGod29/07/2019 07:16

For everyone saying it has a reverse setting for left handed threads …For everyone saying it has a reverse setting for left handed threads you’re completely wrong. Torque wrenches are calibrated for one or the other.If you want your torque wrench to carry on reading correctly use it for its intended purpose. For use only one way (in this case right handed) and for tightening only.

Edited by: "mogsog" 29th Jul 2019
mogsog28/07/2019 23:48

Oh...sorry I'm new to torque wrenchs. I only have one. Do you know why …Oh...sorry I'm new to torque wrenchs. I only have one. Do you know why mine and the aldi one have a reverse setting? I thought it was to undo bolts.



It's to tighten left-handed threads. They're not common, but do exist for specialised applications where the prevailing torque would tend to undo a right-hand thread. Such as axle nuts on the left side of a car.

At 210 nm (154 ftlb), this goes higher than most torque wrenches. Absolute bargain if it's any good - but only suitable for big nuts/bolts - definitely not for push bikes!
Moneyspider29/07/2019 09:14

The cheaper torque wrenches seem to be notoriously …The cheaper torque wrenches seem to be notoriously inaccuratehttps://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/84791/best-torque-wrenches-2018


I don't know how the autoxs compares? Anyone have any calibration certs etc?
What's the point of a torque wrench that's almost certainly completely inaccurate?
championadam31/07/2019 18:57

What's the point of a torque wrench that's almost certainly completely …What's the point of a torque wrench that's almost certainly completely inaccurate?



So you can repeatably tighten nuts to the same wrong torque.
Edited by: "Nealio" 2nd Aug 2019
Picked one of these up today. Just got to remember to use it now!
this is definitely better than a hand tight.
torque to 210Nm tested with ~ 0.5Nm tolerance depending on the Torque window for £16, I will buy it every time its out of cal.
By the way it comes with 3 years warranty, just need to register it when you buy.
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