What is the difference between an automatic torque wrench and a click torque wrench?
Right now the 1/2inch torque wrench I use on my Jeep is a really cheep one I bought on amazon and it clicks when it reaches the set torque... Obviously this is a click torque wrench.
I am looking to get a 1/4 torque wrench now because I have built up quite the selection of 1/4 impact sockets and I would like to use them on my jeep since they are much nicer quality than my 1/2 inch sockets, and a 1/4 wrench can fit in many places a 1/2 wrench cannot. While searching around I have come across torque wrenches that are marketed as "automatic" but I am having trouble finding out how exactly they differ from a click torque wrench.
Do automatic torque wrenches stop have a clutch or something that prevents over torquing?
For all of you worried... I still plan to use my 1/2 sockets for lug nuts, spark plugs, and all of my nuts larger than 9/16 :)