Torque Wrench: How to Use and Workshop Options

Tightening or loosening screws is one of the most common tasks in a mechanical workshop. That’s why using a torque wrench is essential for applying the necessary torque.

In the automotive sector, this wrench, which is also known as a torque wrench, is always present not only in workshops, but also in retreading shops. However, there are other industries that use it for their tasks.

Discover in this article all the features of this wrench, the options available in the KROFtools catalog and the prices. Read on!

 

What Types of Keys Are There?

First of all, it’s important to understand what types of keys there are. The most common in the automotive sector are:

In addition, there are specific wrenches for certain automotive components, such as oil filter wrenches.

 

What is the Torque Wrench?

The torque wrench is a tool for tightening bolts and nuts with a precisely defined force (torque).

In the automotive sector, this wrench is essential for all precision tasks, such as tightening cylinder heads.

 

What is the Torque Wrench for?

The main function of the torque wrench is to tighten nuts and bolts to the torque recommended by the manufacturer of the component in question.

 

What are the Types of Torque Wrenches?

There are two types of torque wrenches: those with a trigger mechanism and those with a direct reading.

In the case of trigger torque wrenches, they indicate when the torque value you selected earlier has been reached. As a rule, they allow you to select a value within the torque range allowed by the switch.

In the case of direct-reading models, such as digital torque wrenches, the torque value is displayed instantly.

 

 

How to Use a Torque Wrench?

To use a torque wrench, you must:

  • Choose the type of torque wrench you want;
  • Check the torque of the bolt as specified by the manufacturer and adjust the wrench to the desired value;
  • Use the wrench on the bolt or nut;
  • After use, set the wrench to the lowest possible torque.

 

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What Are the Advantages of the Torque Wrench Compared to Other Wrenches?

Although the use of electric wrenches, such as the electric impact wrench, can help mechanics save time, it is not always the best option.

In some cases, not using a manual wrench can lead to damage to parts to be installed in the vehicle, as more force can be applied than is necessary.

In this sense, using a torque wrench is the best solution. As well as being able to choose the torque required, this tool has a stop that clicks as soon as it reaches the preset torque.

 

What to Look Out for With a Torque Wrench?

To extend the life of this tool, you should:

  • Avoid using the wrench on jammed nuts or bolts;
  • Check the lubrication of the inside of the wrench;
  • Avoid using the wrench to loosen bolts or nuts;
  • Avoid contact with water and other fluids in the case of a digital torque wrench;
  • Keep the wrench in its case after use. For greater protection, store the case in a tool cabinet.

 

What Is The Best Torque Wrench?

As with other tools, the best torque wrench is the one that suits your needs.

 

Which Torque Wrenches are Available in the KROFtools Catalog?

In the KROFtools catalog, you’ll find high-precision, high-quality torque wrenches to provide the best service to your customers.

Discover our available models in the following sections.

 

  • 3/4″ Torque Wrench 0-400Nm

 

 

Click on the image below to find out more about our Torque wrench 3/4″ 0-400Nm (ref. 8250).

 

  • 1/4″ Torque Wrench 1-5Nm

 

 

It has a low-profile ratchet with 36 teeth for greater resistance. It has a reversible and magnifying movement.

Click on the image below to find out more about our Torque wrench 1/4″ 1-5Nm (ref. 8240).

 

  • 3/8″ Torque Wrench 5-25Nm

 

 

Click on the image below to find out more about our Torque wrench 3/8″ 5-25Nm (ref. 8241).

 

  • 1/2″ Torque Wrench 10-50Nm

 

 

Click on the image below to find out more about our Torque wrench 1/2″ 10-50Nm (ref. 8242).

 

  • 1/2″ Torque Wrench 25-125Nm

 

 

Click on the image below to find out more about our Torque wrench 1/2 ” 25-125Nm (ref. 8243).

 

  • 1/2″ Torque Wrench 40-200Nm

 

 

Click on the image below to find out more about our Torque wrench 1/2 ” 40-200Nm (ref. 8244).

 

  • 1/2″ Torque Wrench 70-340Nm

 

 

Click on the image below to find out more about our Torque wrench 1/2″ 70-340Nm (ref. 8245).

 

  • 1″ Torque Wrench 0-1400Nm

 

 

Click on the image below to find out more about our Dial Torque wrench 1″ 0-1400Nm (ref. 8246).

 

  • 1″ Torque Wrench 0-2000Nm

 

 

Click on the image below to find out more about our Dial Torque wrench 1″ 0-2000Nm (ref. 8247).

 

What is the Price of a Torque Wrench?

The price of this wrench ranges from tens to hundreds of euros.

This price varies depending on the specifications of the key and whether it is a manual torque wrench or a digital model.

 

Where to Buy a Torque Wrenches?

You can buy a torque wrench from one of the official KROFtools dealers.

Now that you know what it’s for and how this tool can improve service quality, invest in a model that suits your needs.

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