Challenge Micrometer Torque Wrench £14.99 @ Argos
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Challenge Micrometer Torque Wrench £14.99 @ Argos

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Found 2nd Jul 2015
Click n collect.....good reviews.

Product description / spec

1/2" drive.

This Challenge wrench is a staple item for any tool box. It's a torque wrench, so you can set and adjust the tightness of nuts and bolts to your desired value. This will prevent you from over tightening bolts.

Accessories included: 5 inch extension bar.

26 Comments

Thanks!

Q&A section says its a 1/2" drive

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twix41

Q&A section says its a 1/2" drive


Thx!

No mention of torque rating, anyone know what it is? Can't help but be sceptical about a cheap torque wrench

Click n collect.....

1/2" drive.

I had to drive 4 miles to get mine!
Hot, but not sure what micrometer relates to on a torque wrench?

zetecrob

No mention of torque rating, anyone know what it is? Can't help but be … No mention of torque rating, anyone know what it is? Can't help but be sceptical about a cheap torque wrench


28nm - 210 nm, I would think its anywhere between the two? I wouldn't trust it for much!

Any good for wheel nuts?

Not bad but it may not be calibrated with a certificate personally I would not buy one which had not but what do you expect for such a cheap price heat added

So what's wrong with this exactly as I need a torque wrench for when I eventually attempt to adjust my motorcycle chain?

Quickblood

So what's wrong with this exactly as I need a torque wrench for when I … So what's wrong with this exactly as I need a torque wrench for when I eventually attempt to adjust my motorcycle chain?



Looks like folk are questioning its accuracy.

richje100

Any good for wheel nuts?



What I want to know too!

moneybag

Click n collect.....1/2" drive.I had to drive 4 miles to get mine!Hot, … Click n collect.....1/2" drive.I had to drive 4 miles to get mine!Hot, but not sure what micrometer relates to on a torque wrench?



How the target torque is set - in this case by turning the tube around the end of the torque wrench, which is also how a micrometer operates.

richje100

Any good for wheel nuts?



One these would be far better and probably as accurate

screwfix.com/p/l…244

Banned

Worse than no torque wrench

Virtually everything has a torque range rather than an exact torque value so a little bit of inaccuracy isn't that much of an issue on things like wheel nuts. The exception to this would be cylinder heads which are often tightened to degrees, not torque loading.

If you need a torque wrench you can trust, get yourself down to your local machine mart.
Clarke 1/2 inch drive wrench is around £23, with the 1/4 inch drive being £20. Alot of car guys use these, including myself, and with the two it'll cover the torque range of most applications.

bocosrs

If you need a torque wrench you can trust, get yourself down to your … If you need a torque wrench you can trust, get yourself down to your local machine mart.Clarke 1/2 inch drive wrench is around £23, with the 1/4 inch drive being £20. Alot of car guys use these, including myself, and with the two it'll cover the torque range of most applications.


A 1/4 inch drive torque wrench? or do you mean 3/8 drive?

WillieGallimore

Worse than no torque wrench


Why? Can someone explain? I just need a wrench but I was thinking about buying one of these and just not use the torque adjustment.

Original Poster

muhi1

What I want to know too!



perfect for that.

cheers op - just been and picked it up, to all you keyboard warriors its £14.99 not much more then you would pay for an average / cheap ratchet - it will give an 'indication' of the torque required it WILL be more accurate than the monkeys with the wheel guns but it WONT be as accurate as the NASA guys use ....its less than £15 and it comes with its own box

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MaximusRo

Why? Can someone explain? I just need a wrench but I was thinking about … Why? Can someone explain? I just need a wrench but I was thinking about buying one of these and just not use the torque adjustment.


It's fine for your use, but it's a bit like using a TV for listening to radio.
For people who need a torque wrench, this is worse than having no torque wrench

Had this exact model for about 6 years I keep it in the back of the car the only issue I had was with one of the adapters sheering off so bought a higher quality one.

I use it for wheel bolts.

Anybody buying this or any similar torque wrench, be aware you must wind them down to 0 after use, especially if the will be stored for long periods, or the next time you use it, it will be wildly out of calibration and I mean wildly as I found out the hard way

Nope 1/4 inch. There is a 3/8 they've discontinued. Just need to make sure you have suitable adapters.
pedropecker

A 1/4 inch drive torque wrench? or do you mean 3/8 drive?



Edited by: "bocosrs" 3rd Jul 2015

Nothing wrong with this wrench I have one and it's accurate as long as you reset the spring back after every use, used for my mountain bike
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