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Posted: 11/20/2008 1:27:42 PM EDT
I am wondering how you use this tool in conjunction with a torque wrench. I am guessing you attach the torque wrench to the square hole beneath the barrel portion of the tool but I am confused about the slight offset. Is the offset of the hole enough of a distance to throw off the torque value because of the additional moment arm?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:33:55 PM EDT
Never had a problem with it throwing off torque values. At least not that I can tell. The torque wrench mates with the multi wrench in the manner in which you've described. Certainly a good tool to have.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:20:39 PM EDT
There are calculations to figure this out but I believe all the torque values are given in ranges so just target the middle of the range and all should be good
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:34:45 PM EDT
Ok awesome, just the information I was looking for. Now for the next question, where can I get a torque wrench? Walmart? A car part shop?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:38:38 PM EDT
Any auto parts store ought to have them.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:57:57 PM EDT
I was fortunate to borrow one. Once you use it one time, you'll realize its not needed. When you tighten the barrel nut, you'll face two options. Stick with the notch its at or tighten a little harder and get to the next one. 9 times out of 10, go to the next one. It's not rocket science.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 5:30:44 AM EDT
Torque wrenches are invaluable tools, don't skimp and go for a cheap, buy one that will last awhile and take care of it, if possible get a hard sided case for it.

Zach
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 10:23:24 AM EDT
If you place the torque wrench 90 degrees to the barrel wrench, no calculations are needed.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 11:41:29 AM EDT
Since I only used mine to build a few ARs, I just went to Harbor Freight.  Came in a hard case - was cheap and worked fine.

IMO 100% balls on torque isn't necessary.  If you are in the higher part of the range, you should be good.  YMMV.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:07:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By scoobabob94:
Ok awesome, just the information I was looking for. Now for the next question, where can I get a torque wrench? Walmart? A car part shop?


I bought mine from the auto section of Wal-Mart for $24 & it's pretty heavy duty/long. I can't remember the brand but it's prolly not anything high speed.

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