Here’s what you need to know about torque wrenches – Kyle Smith @Hagerty

Here’s what you need to know about torque wrenches

It’s easy to tighten bolts, but sometimes a bolt needs to be a very precise tight. That is where torque wrenches come in. Davin is here with the latest DIY video to take some of the mystery out of the tool that every home mechanic needs in their garage.

The duty of a torque wrench is often misunderstood. Torque is not about making sure the head of a bolt is all the way against the surface of the part it is holding, but rather, that the proper amount of stretch is being applied to the bolt, which amounts to clamping force imparted. A torque wrench is a simple system that allows a mechanic to easily measure the tension of bolts during assembly.

The two most common measurement units used by torque wrenches are foot-pounds and newton-meters. Essentially, this is equating the twisting action the mechanic places on the bolt to a one-foot (or meter) lever with a prescribed amount of weight on the end

Here’s what you need to know about torque wrenches

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