Torque Wrench Buy

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by glenalt, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. glenalt

    glenalt Junior Member

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    Went to Sears yesterday, Black Friday, and got a super deal on a torque wrench, 1/2 off. Wanted to get 2, one inch lbs and one ft lbs. They told me they only had ft. lbs. When I went to check out the one I had, ft. lbs, did not have a bar code on it so he went over to the table and picked up another one. When I got home it was an inch lbs. Bummer, could of had both for the price of one.

    Now I can torque my scoot to specks when I work on it.

    I got a digital volt meter for 9 bucks and some other stuff too. I love saving money. Oh man, that sounded like my wife.:small3d007:
     
  2. cedarbrook63

    cedarbrook63 Junior Member

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    Anyone thinking of buying a torque wrench should have a look at this:

    Torque Wrench Suggestions - Harley Davidson Community

    I had a friend buy a set for me in Sears in Louiseville and imported them to the UK. They are very nice units and were considerably cheaper than buying them here.
     
  3. futurerider

    futurerider Active Member

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    Great deal anyway! When you beed Ft/lbs, just do it 12 times :newsmile100:

    I thought Black friday was for Gift purchases? Merry Christmas to you!
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Have to say this was my first attempt at early morning shopping on Black Friday...waiting in line for items that sell out is no fun...BUT you do get to meet some very friendly people, who are veterans of the retail wars. Be patient, there are always good deals...and buying yourself a gift is a response to retail denial from a years worth of retail woes...nothing wrong with that.
     
  5. futurerider

    futurerider Active Member

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    buying yourself a gift is a response to retail denial from a years worth of retail woes...nothing wrong with that.

    Amen to that :D
     
  6. larryjmiller

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    NEWHD74FAN; Must've just missed you. Got to SEARS in T.O. about 12:10 and missed the sale. I really wanted the inch lb torque wrench. Perhaps I should've gotten out of the house sooner. I did get a couple of Garmin units for my daughter's cars. Oh well, there's always next year.
     
  7. glenalt

    glenalt Junior Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion about 12:1 on the in lbs.

    I have a garmin and love the unit. I was using it in my car and added a mount for the bike and love it. I take roads I never would have without it.
     
  8. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    Got this from another site..

    It's pretty easy to convert anything if you're willing to break it down to the units.

    Take 80 ft-lbs of torque.

    80 ft-lb x (12 in / 1 ft) = 960 in-lbs (the feet cancel out)


    Take 80 in-lbs of torque

    80 in-lb x (1 ft / 12 in) = 6.667 ft-lb (the inches cancel out)


    If you make sure that the units cancel out you'll always know whether you should multiply or divide.
    :newsmile030:
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Larry..not even close, try 5:30AM and feeling you were still "late" :small3d007: for not getting there sooner :newsmile030:
     
  10. larryjmiller

    larryjmiller Junior Member

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    Furnace doesn't kick on until about 6 am. I was sawing logs under 2 comforters. I don't think I got up until 7:30. Then a couple cups of coffee while reading the Star. Leaving the house late I probably "saved" more $$ than you did. Hahahahahahaha. I hate shopping anyway! But it does make the wife happy especially if we are dragging the girls and the granddaughters along. The son in law and I usually find some seats for some great people watching at the mall.