Park Tool Small Clicker Torque Wrench 1/4" 0-60Lbs
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-5 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 Small Clicker Torque Wrench 1/4" 0-60Lbs Features:
Ratcheting ¼” drive with 3/8” adaptor
Dial-adjust system allows desired torque setting to be preset.
3-15 Newton Meter range (26-132 Inch Pounds)
19.5cm (7 ½”) length
Protective case included
Weight - 2 lbs
Buy Park Tool Small Clicker Torque Wrench 1/4" 0-60Lbs from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 4 out of 5 by crispybacon Great little torque wrench
If you don't have one of these then you should have. Sure there are cheaper ones out there and there are more expensive ones also, but this torque wrench from Park Tool is just about right for it's money and quality of finish.
This small clicker wrench is absolutely perfect for getting all those little fasteners spot on when rebuilding or working on your bike. It also avoids the penalty of being over zealous with doing stuff up, especially if you're just learning how to work with and use tools for tightening fasteners or maybe aren't that mechanically proficient to begin with and the potential for stripping threads or shearing bolts is ever present.
With so many of the fixings on a modern bike, particularly carbon ones, being small and lightweight it's pretty much essential that everything is at it's optimum setting and just doing it up as tight as you can, then a bit more for luck, really isn't good news.
So do yourself a favour and buy this. It does exactly what it says on the tin, the settings and torque range are more than sufficient for all the regular jobs the budding home mechanic will be doing.
08 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neezurt IT WORKS! (What's the fuss about?)
I just can't believe why so many people post negative comments. This is a well made piece of kit. Okay, maybe Park has put a premium price on it - but they're a premium brand... and I've still got Park Tools that go back over 20 years! (I can't say that about many cheaper brands that have ultimately ended up proving to be a false economy.)
And to those who can't hear it 'click'... what???? Set your required torque... pull on the handle... and when you reach the required torque, the wrench will obviously 'jump' to indicate you've maxed out. Pretty simple really.
To sum up - a well-made tool that works well. Unless you want to play Russian roulette with your carbon-fibre frame and components, it's a decent buy.
24 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GazzaD SNAP! ...should have used a torque wrench!
I havnt actually broken anything (yet) but this has set my mind at rest for getting the correct torque dialed in for any more upgrades i add to my bike.. as we tent to upgrade with more costly parts it's great knowing that you are not going to brake it before you get chance to hit the trail with them on your bike.. 3-15 Newton Meter range is good for smaller parts i.e. stems, brakes, chain rings, derailiers etc. Quality is brilliant and the dial in torque makes it simple to get the correct torque even for a noobie home mechanic like myself.
After fitting new disc rotas, angle bolts and pads with hex keys i had a few problems with rubbing/scratching noise aswell as them not having a solid bite.
This tool settled that problem instantly! They are running smooth now with no sign of bite problems, and knowing they are at the correct torque gives me a little more confidence on the trails.
09 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nuttyprofessor A good quality made product
A tremendous piece from park tool, an also it is very well made!
20 August 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Fine, but hideously overpriced
Title pretty much sums it up - it's a perfectly acceptable tool, but costs more than it should.
I'd also mark Park down for making it a smaller size (1/4) than their wrench for higher torques (which is 3/8) since there's no reason they couldn't have made them the same (except that they want to force you to buy two sets of bits...).
Personally, I'd look elsewhere to buy my own (avoiding the "bike tool" markup) as for this money you could get considerably better quality from Norbar (among others)... or you could get similar quality for quite a bit less money from Teng (among others).
19 February 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Not as simple as it seems
I wanted a torque wrench and after reading reviews decided to go for a good one. BUT I don't recognise the noise that I THINK is telling me I've reached the setting as a 'click'. So until I can find a friendly mechanic who can confirm this it's no use to me 'coz I can't trust it. Conclusion: this Park Tool may be lots of things but idiot-proof it ain't...
15 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Essential tool
Another excellent tool from Park, essential if you do your own maintenance and has the required low settings for modern high tech components.
09 December 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Torque about...
Excellent piece of kit, solidly made from Park Tools, very accurate, from 0.2Nm other cheaper wrenches start @ 2Nm. I know it's expensive, but if you regulary maintain your bike, it could cost you more in damage from over/under tightening, not to mention other components broken if something fails mid trail. I know I have damaged components totalling more than the price of this wrench. Well worth it.
29 September 2009
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All torque wrenches should be periodically checked and recalibrated as required. There is no official answer to the recalibration interval, reason being that circumstances of use will vary widely and this will have a direct bearing on how long the torque wrench is likely to stay in calibration. the default period of use between recalibration is 5000 cycles or 12 months. If the torque wrench is subjected to an overload of 25% or more above the nominal maximum, it should then be recalibrated. For many, this might be the ultimate decider on how often your wrenches should be recalibrated (for some, it could be almost every time the wrench is used).
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Not unless you're using it in the workplace. Calibration checks are an expensive thing to do for the home mechanic and as you are the only person likely to be using it, then it should be well looked after and used correctly.
However, if you're prone to using the tool for something other than it's intended purpose, incorrectly using it or lending it out to others who are likely to misuse it, then yes it would be wise to get it calibrated.
Torque wrenches are a superb tool to own and use. As long as they are looked after, you should have no need to ever have it calibrated for personal use.
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