Because torque specifications are now given for most parts and accessories, Park Tool offers this tough, accurate torque wrench. The TW-1/4 is 1/4" drive and ranges from 0-60 inch pounds with compatible metric equivalents. The TW-1/4 now includes an adapter the allows use of 3/8-inch drive bits. As torque requirements become more a part of everyday shop use, it is important for every mechanic.
A simple beam-style Torque wrench for bicycle mechanics
0-60 inch pounds reading with metric equivalents
Required for accurate tightening of any bolt or nut
1/4 inch square drive, with 3/8 inch adapter included
Weight: 14.8 ozs. / 0.42 kg
**Note: The TW-1/4 is intended for relatively light torques. For moderate to high torques use the TW-3/8.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by trailfox Does what it should
Does what it should.
Simple and accurate.
Good alternative to the more expensive click type wrenches.
20 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Expensive but essential
Bought one primarily for my motorbike as that uses some low-torque fittings as well - and obviously it's good for the mountain bike, too. The only downer on it is its expense - for what it is they shouldn't really cost more than, say, £20.
But if you need one, you need one. But it works well.
03 July 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Low tech but functional
This works well. Note that the scale _is_ in Nm and lbs, unlike one reviewer states. It may not be as convenient to use as a racquet wrench, but you never have to calibrate this tool. Well made (USA), should last a lifetime.
26 January 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous nice tool............ but, the metric scale isn't in Nm, but kgcm. It would be nicer if it had a scale that you didn't have to convert. Personally, if I was going to buy a Torque wrench, I'd wait for the new Park TW-5; 3-15Nm wrench.
As I said, nice tool if you can get used to the odd scale.
20 October 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Very good
Easy to use, good precision, a must have to tight stem bolt on carbon handlebar
13 August 2007