I really like mine, but one little caveat, the bits provided are a tad brittle. I broke off the corner tips of a couple of them without much effort. Kinda strange for a Torque wrench. So, I have a good set of bits that are interchangeable and work very well. I have no idea if the Torque readings are accurate, but it's nice to know I'm in the ballpark on getting it right.
Rootmanslim.....just stick a little 1/4 inch rare earth magnet on the bit holder tube and it will stay put. Or if you can find one small enough to fit inside the tube, a dab of devcon or weldbond will hold it in place.
I found one on sale for 40 bucks delivered and bought it.....have not used it yet. If it is even close to torque specs and consistent I will be pleased. I have always been suspicious of the torque setting of my fingers with an Allen or Torx wrench.
I was going to purchase one, but they just seemed like there was too much plastic and not enough quality for the price.
I agree with Fiver regarding the use of too much torque.
I can't remember how many flat head scope base screws my Dad boogered up by over tighten them. I'd try to tell him he was over tighten them, but in his mind, they couldn't bee too tight.
I bought a 1/4 inch Tekton torque wrench and mounted a 1/4 inch socket on it with a magnet inset.
I don't install screws with it, just do the final torque with it.
I use a Brownells, Magna-tip Super Set screwdriver set for the bits.
Best thing that has happened is the conversion to torque/star heads from the flat headed screws.
Yes, fiver. I specialized in threaded fastener engineering at work, and was really surprised how
many engineers know very, very little about threaded fasteners, thread engagement requirements,
Amen on how little torque is necessary, comared to what "feels right".
And another one. Anyone guess the axial breaking strength of a #8 screw made of good alloy, nothing miraculous
but no cheese, like grade 8 level? I had to prove some of this stuff to engineers in our test lab, too.
I have a regular 1/4" drive torque wrench, have used it, but it is mighty inconvenient for scope screws!
That Husky wrench looks to be more ergonomic than the fat F. A.T. wrench, so I'll have to visit the local Home Depot. I have a feeling that, for the $15 difference, my inner (and mostly uncompromising) frugalness will have much to say.