Tip & How-To about Hand Tools
A torque wrench is a powerful yet sensitive piece of equipment. When used correctly it can mean the difference between a job well done and job gone wrong.
Proper torquing is easy as long as you remember a few simple rules. One, never use a toque wrench to loosen bolts. Two, never use any object to hit or pry on a torque wrench, These things will result in damage and or improper readings.
The proper method for torquing is to be ready to apply the correct amount of force. Anything over 60-70 lbs may be hard for some people. Get assistance if needed. Not applying the correct pressure (stopping mid pull) may bind the wrench. Use a steady pull until the click is heard or felt, never tug or bounce the wrench.
Following these steps will help insure a proper assembly no matter what it is. Work safe and work smart. Happy building
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