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    Torque wrench for belt driven equipment

    Just curious if anyone uses a torque wrench to torque bushings to flywheels and such. Tightening the bolts on a bushing always has me on edge.

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    You should not just torque fasteners but tighten them in their proper sequence also, why be a hamfist and strip, warp and break things?
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    Quote Originally Posted by billg View Post
    You should not just torque fasteners but tighten them in their proper sequence also, why be a hamfist and strip, warp and break things?
    Maybe I should rephrase the question. I am looking for a torque wrench to use for belt driven equipment. Can someone recommend a torque wrench ?

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    I carry two torque wrenches for such work, one in ft-lbs and the other in in/lbs. I think they came from Grainger. Can't remember the brand.
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    You should get torque wrenches with the torque you want roughly in the middle of their range, say you are torquing fasteners at 100 ft lbs use a wrench with 0 - 200 ft lbs, say 50 ft lbs get one with 0 - 100 ft lbs and so on. Just like gauges they are more accurate in the middle of their range. I carry five of them, starting with a torque screwdriver and others up to 250 ft lbs.

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