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Any MAC or Snap-On truck/dealer has a universal calibration tool that will check the calibration. The issue is that if they are "off", they will probably not have parts if needed, or perhaps the ability to adjust if the tool is not their brand or a similar popular style tool. AngleRepair will do it for $25 and some shipping if you can part with it for a ...


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If you have a "Deflecting Beam" torque wrench, they are designed to be uses only for tightening. DO NOT use it to undo a thread. Otherwise the wrench will need to be re-calibrated.


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The main things I've always heard/done. Always unwind before storing. This helps to keep stress off the springs. If you leave it wound up, the springs can get weak and give inaccurate torque readings. Don't go past the click. Once it clicks, don't turn it further. Can't remember why you shouldn't do this (aside from over-torquing). I always try to ...


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I agree wholeheartedly with both Ben and Paulster. However, I use a high-power air impact for to tighten, on it's lowest setting, and also have a selection of color "torque stix" with a minimum of three passes (snug, torque, final) while in the air. While not perfect, I think this is a reasonable compromise between my efficiency needs and returning a safe ...


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That would be correct. There should be no issue of using the impact with the wheel off the ground. You are exactly right in that the tire should be on the ground when using a breaker bar or tire iron. The reason for this, besides the wheel spinning and you never getting the lug loosened, is because you could torque the car over and cause it to fall off of ...



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