torque wrench question

Reply

  #1  
Old 12-26-02, 06:42 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 721
torque wrench question

I received a 1/2" torque socket wrench for Christmas. Most of the sockets I would use are for a 3/8" drive. If i use this 1/2" wrench with an adaptor to use the 3/8" sockets, will the torque that is set be the same? Or would I be better served exchanging it for a 3/8" wrench? Thanks.
Dave
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 12-26-02, 10:49 AM
michaelshortt's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Washington State
Posts: 787
Torque is the same. I would keep the half inch. If you are torguing lug bolts or head bolts you may need half inch sockets. They are a little stronger and go to a larger size. I have both sizes, use the 3/8 most of the time but use the 1/2 on bigger jobs.
 
  #3  
Old 12-30-02, 05:48 PM
GregH's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 9,694
Dave4242:

I too have a 1/2" and 3/8" torque wrench.

The 3/8" doesn't go high enough to do heads, so you would be better off with a 1/2" if you will be doing automotive work with it.

Just check the range and match it to your job.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'