TEKTON 24340 1/2-Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench (25-250 ft.-lb./33.9-338.9 Nm)

 TEKTON 24340 1/2-Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench (25-250 ft.-lb./33.9-338.9 Nm) Brand TEKTON

Size:1-Pack Calibrated to an accuracy of +/ 4%, the TEKTON 1/2 in. Drive Click Torque Wrench lets you work with confidence, eliminating guessing and the common tendency to overtighten fasteners. Correctly tightening fasteners to a vehicle or equipment manufacturer’s torque specifications ensures parts are properly secured without being damaged. Simple and easy to use, this wrench has a reversible ratcheting head that drives fasteners in both directions and measures torque in the clockwise direction. To measure torque, set the desired value on the handle scale (foot pounds or Newton meters) and begin tightening the fastener. When the preset torque value is reached, a reliable mechanical operation inside the handle produces a click you can hear and feel, alerting you to stop applying force. Built for consistent performance and years of dependable service, the mechanical design doesn’t need batteries, and the allsteel construction has no plastic parts to break or wear out.IMPORTANT: This wrench is shipped precalibrated and ready to use. To help maintain calibration, store at its lowest setting of 25 ft.lb./33.9 Nm when not in use. Be sure to read and understand the operator’s manual, including all safety information, before first use.Specifications:Range – ft.-lb.: 25-250 ft.-lb.Range – Nm: 33.9-338.9 NmIncrement: 1 ft.-lb. (1.36 Nm)Accuracy: ± 4 percentLength: 25 inchRatchet: 24 toothCountry of Origin: TaiwanIncludes:(1) 1/2 in. drive torque wrench(1) Storage case(1) Operator’s manual with torque conversion chart

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  • Length : 26 inches;Width : 3 inches ;Height :2.5 inches
  • High-contrast dual-range scale is easy to read, even in low light
  • Reversible ratchet head drives in both directions and measures torque in clockwise direction
  • Durable all-steel construction has no plastic parts to break or wear out

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Review

  • Junk. First time out of the box, using it to torque 100 ft/lbs on a sway bar link, no click, no click, no click, shear the bolt. Checked it against one of the old beam style wrenches, not even close. One smashed thumb and a bolt that is hard to find a replacement for, won’t be buying this brand again. Yes, I watched and followed the instructions, not new to mechanics. Guess it will make a great paper weight as I see no return option.Update: I’m an idiot. When I’m wrong I admit it and I was most definitely wrong in this case. When I was setting the torque value I was setting one setting too high which isn’t hard to do, the markings are a little ambiguous but once I figured out to set it at the very bottom of the torque value it worked like a charm.
  • It’s a decent looking tool, nice and long so you can easily hit some of the higher torque specifications. I did try and dial it up to the higher torque settings and it wouldn’t make it, turning the dial became difficult. I’ll have to experiment with that more and update this review. Also, when torquing bolts after the third or fourth use the ratcheting part in the head seemed to be locking up … well, it was definitely locking up. I checked the lever and it appeared to be in the correct position. As I have progressed it is becoming more frequent. The problem fades if I hold the wrench level and don’t put any angular pressure on the ratcheting part/head. I still have a ways to go so plenty of more opportunity to use the wrench. I’m sure I’ll be raising or lowering the stars for this item.I recently realized I am starting to gather a bunch of Tekton products, they seem to be decent in both quality and functionality. This torque wrench has me a little worried though. Reviews were okay but I really bought it because the Tekton people were active in the reviews and the tool has a lifetime warranty. Hopefully I won’t have to use it.*** Update ***A Tekton rep had contacted me about my issues but I had not gotten back to him yet. Today, after maybe the third use, the wrench has completely locked up, it will not ratchet forward or backward. I will continue to update this review as I contact Tekton and see what my options are.*** Update ***Sure I had updated this review already, sorry Tekton folks. Assuming you have a problem with your Tekton product the people and warranty are top shelf. They were great to work with and no BS at all. I have several Tekton products all of which have been excellent, this was my first issue with one of their items. This was my first time using their customer service and the experience has alleviated any fears of continuing to acquire Tekton products.
  • I have gone through two of these wrenches so far and both have failed me.I grew up wrenching on vehicles and this wrench was purchased as a replacement for a much more expensive Snap-On torque wrench which was stolen from me.The first one I got here from Amazon had the ratcheting mechanism lock up and refuse to spin in either direction. This was during light use (tightening only) and at 125 ft lbs, well within the safe range on this wrench. I returned this wrench and Amazon was great about getting me a replacement shipped out.When the replacement arrived it worked well for the first couple of uses but then once again the ratcheting mechanism failed on me but with worse results. This time I was tightening some lug nuts at 100 ft lbs when the ratchet mechanism broke loose causing me to plow my knuckles into the ground. After I recovered (thankfully I was wearing mechanix Impact gloves which are great by the way) I discovered that the reversing switch on this wrench is not holding securely and allowing the wrench to go into a freewheel state easily.I called Tekton regarding this problem but I have not received a response in four business days.I think that Tektons quality control needs to dramatically improve or I’m just the unlucky guy that got two poor wrenches.Amazon will be getting a second one back.

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