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Anyone own one of these torque wrenches?

Thinking about buying one for the garage but I don't know if the torque range is BMW'ish:

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Thinking about buying one for the garage but I don't know if the torque range is BMW'ish:

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Hey Mack,
It's accurate to 1%, but at $1,620 bucks you should also be able to hire the full-time mechanic/butler to run it for you.

Here is a handy printable conversion chart if you have to buy your accurate to 4% torque wrench from Harbor Freight. http://www.thetoolhut.com/Torque-Con...ch-Pounds.html

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Thinking about buying one for the garage but I don't know if the torque range is BMW'ish:

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$1620.00 is a rape for a torque wrench. Get a craftsman torque wrench, and use the conversion chart. I would love to see exactly how many times in a BMW shop they actually use a torque wrench. Do get me wrong some fasteners absolutely need to be torqued, but some guys take it to far looking to torque the oil filter, oil drain plug, tupperware screws. Its way to serious for me/

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Tell you what, I'll save you some cash. For a mere $1500 I'll ride to your house with a torque wrench and tighten any thing you need.

$1620 .... Snap On should be strap on and bend over!

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Why worry about the range fitting your BMW needs? Why not buy all three (3/8, 1/2, and 3/4) to cover all eventualities?

Seriously, there are similar torque wrenches for far less, well under $200. Aren't they good enough? The Craftsman digital torque wrench that I have at home will let you set your choice of units, shows a yellow light when you're close, and shows a red light and beeps when you reach the set value. 2-3% accuracy. Not bad for $120, which I thought was self-indulgent.
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i still use the craftsmen and harborfreight special. i guess i'm still alive, that is a good sign and i do almost all my maintenance myself.

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