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Torque wrench for regulator service

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself - DIY' started by Meni, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Meni

    Meni Angel Fish

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    I am looking to get a torque wrench that will cover all reg specs (about 5-50nm as I have noticed for SP).
    not looking to spend 300$ on one if possible.

    1) what drive would be best? (1/4, 3/8)
    2) Is there a manufacturer that makes a wrench to include this torque range for a reasonable price?
    * for example, I found TEKTON 10-50nm (aprox) and TEKTON 2-13 (aprox). I would rather have one
    Wrench....

    Tnx :)
     
  2. Julius SCHMIDT

    Julius SCHMIDT Nassau Grouper

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  3. chris kippax

    chris kippax Divemaster

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    I’ve always used Warren & Brown deflecting beam, old as the hills and rarely fail calibration
     
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  4. rob.mwpropane

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  5. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sorry, that's 25-250...might not work for you.
     
  6. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Some of the most used tools in my garage are ones that I thought would be dust collectors:

    Vernier calipers
    Multi-meter
    Torque wrenches

    I find the 3 tools above to be indispensable.

    Regarding torque wrenches: Once one has them, they typically find they reach for them often for various tasks that they would have otherwise just guesstimated how tight something should be.

    I recommend purchasing a set of torque wrenches to cover a range of torque values. Torque wrenches are known to be not as accurate at the ends of their ranges as opposed to the middle of their ranges.

    I have a set of beam type and clicker type torque wrenches....both work but the clicker type are much easier to use especially at higher torque values.

    To go along with a torque wrench, I recommend a set of drive size adapters, allen key sockets (and perhaps torx sockets), and crows feet.

    -Z
     
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    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Bunch of choices on Amazon too....
     
  10. halocline

    halocline Solo Diver

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    I have two cheap click type, one 1/4" drive in in/lbs that I use for MK5/10 turret bolts, and a 3/8" drive I use for yoke/DIN fittings. If I had to choose one it would be the smaller one for the turret bolts as it's easy to over-torque those. I personally don't think the yoke/DIN bolt is crucial to torque accurately as long as any MK20s have the universal retainer and not the original.
     
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