Post by nthng2snet
Not strictly building DIY but I am looking for an opinion on buying
torque wrench from the Sealy brand. They seem resonably priced and
seem to offer a range of professional equipment, but I haven't
actually used the brand. Otherwise any recommendations for a
reasonably priced accurate torque wrench?
I bought a Sealey torque wrench recently and thought it worth paying extra
for the calibrated model, AK 624. Tooled-up had them on special offer -
perhaps they still have - for around 30 pounds.
The Sealey wrench was well made and, according to the calibration sheet,
accurate enough for my car work.
A possible drawback with many wrenches is they can only set the torque in
one direction, unlike the Britool range where the wrench can be turned over
and the drive pushed through enabling reverse torque to be applied.
This turned out to be important for my application where a lock nut on a
shaft had to be tightened to a specific torque. The end of the shaft was
restrained with the torque wrench and the nut tightened with a ring spanner.
The torque spanner needed to work in reverse direction.
Britool have a spring offer on some of their classic torque wrenches until
31 July. e.g EVT 1200 1/2 inch model at 82.25 inc vat.
I haven't seen these prices on the web, they are apparently only available
though their agents, they don't sell direct or on line. Ring them on 01992
702200, asking for the 'Britool Selection 2005' brochure.
They will also give you the nearest dealer -turned out to be the Vauxhall
main dealership just up the road from me- who will supply at the prices in
the brochure. No postage charges, it took about three days to come in.
Incidentally for Sealey and Draper stuff I found 'Just Off Base' tools often
have the best prices: