Not sure if thats the correct name, but ill attempt to describe what Im wondering about.
Ive been looking to get a torque wrench or something which will allow me to tighten my mods to the proper specs. I was leaning away from air powered wrenches because I dont have any sort of compressor or anything like that and Ive only seen one plug in electric one which was similar.
So what im wondering is about a couple "hand powered" torque wrenches I saw.
the other is like a breaker bar, but has a separate metal rod that moves as you apply force and theres a scale on which it points to show how much torque youre applying. No luck finding a pic of this one, but they sell them for like 20 bucks at my local hardware store.
So do any of you have any advice or experience about these options or is getting an air/electric powered one really the best option?
I guess one of the things I didnt like about the breaker bar style ones was also that the smaller bar which pointed at the torque scale didnt seem to rest on zero properly so I figured id get inaccurate readings because of it.
The ratchet style seems more heavy duty and possibly reliable, but ill have to check what brands they are and see what I can find out.
the rathcet type is also called a "click type" torque wrench and the breaker bar withthe extr bar that shows the torque is commonly called a "deflection type" torque wrench. Read the instructions on storage and use of the wrench, improper storage can cause the readings to be off.