Park Tool Big Clicker Torque Wrench 3/8" 88-530Lbs
With today’s lightweight components, torque wrench use in the shop is no longer an option - it’s a must for every mechanic. The TW-6 is a high quality, ratcheting, click type torque wrenches that accurately measure and apply the proper amount of torque to a component’s threaded fastener(s).
Park Tool Big Clicker Torque Wrench 3/8" 88-530Lbs Features:
Ratcheting 3/8” drive
Dial-adjust system allows desired torque setting to be preset
10-60 Newton Meter range (88-530 Inch Pounds)
38cm (15”) length
Protective case included
Weight - 3 lbs
Buy Park Tool Big Clicker Torque Wrench 3/8" 88-530Lbs from Chain Reaction Cycles, the worlds largest online bicycle store.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Decent, but hideously overpriced
Pretty standard parktool then...
Marks off (also) for being a different fitting (3/8) than their lower-torque wrench (which is 1/4), meaning you'd have to buy two sets of bits.
Price is (not unusually) way over the top - significantly better tools can be had for this kind of money (they don't need to be "bike specific", and will probably be more sensibly priced if they're not), or similar quality can be had for much less.
19 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Torque to me!
Again, a superb piece of kit. Well worth it if you intend to purchase expensive parts and fit them yourself. You really don't want to over/undertighten anything. You simply can't guess how much you're actually tightening anything by. The only uses so far for this I have found are the bottom bracket, cassette and the fork caps, things you don't want to overtighten, and the case of the forks undertighten.
19 October 2009