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Torque wrench for regulator service

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

  1. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

    Funny, I beleive the first torque wrench I ever bought was to properly tighten the rear axle on my motorcyle after having the tire replaced. I had read of horror stories where where shops did not properly tighten the axle only for the rider to find out on their own, narrowly escaping disaster. I did not want to be a part of that statistic, so I pulled and replaced my wheel(s) myself and ensured it was done correctly.

  2. Meni

    Meni Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Israel
  3. Julius SCHMIDT

    Julius SCHMIDT Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Alexandra Headland
    No but I've bought some other excellent tools from them as have my friends and if I were ever to buy a torque wrench for scuba because this is a scuba company I think I would give this one a shot although chris kippax and rhwestfall have excellent examples
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  4. plexer

    plexer Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: UK
    The one I use was bought from a cycle shop and is 2 - 24nm had a calibration certificate as well
  5. grf88

    grf88 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Markham, Ontario
    In the absence of a torque wrench a digital fish or luggage scale, together with a little bit of simple math, can be pressed into service with quite accurate results. If it is not quite apparent how then do a search on YouTube.
  6. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
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  7. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
  8. taimen

    taimen Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Europe
    I have a Wera 2.5-25 Nm 1/4" drive for smaller torques and some larger house brand wrenches for larger torques. Many of the special tools made for regulators seem to have 3/8 drive. If you find one wrench with suitable range to cover all your regulator specific stuff, 3/8 might be the best choice.

    Yes, it is located somewhere in Taiwan or China and products are sold with many names. Most of the reasonably priced torque wrenches are ok.
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