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Do old Warren and Brown torque wrenches need calibrating

shane_3800

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You just want it checked and no need for calibration for home use.
Is there any way on these type of torque wrenches to adjust if it is out ?
You adjust the scale plate, just like a diopeter sight on a rifle, rather easy with the torque meter.
 

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All torque wrenches go out of calibration due to use or abuse. I get mine done every 2 to 3 years. I pay for a basic calibration and I'm a tech I'm not paying for a cert which is only needed for aircraft ect.

If you don't know the condition of the torque wrench it's advised to get it checked and it wont cost much hell some guys would probably check it for free.

And to anyone that is wondering about how they do it, they use a device that measures torque and a screw that moves the wrench so when it clicks or beeps it gives you the reading if the wrench doesn't match you adjust the adjuster untill it does.

Snap-on actually sell calibration units, ranging from cheap to very expensive. The most expensive are mounted on a table/toolbox

Norbar sell a digital torque checker for workshop use just as a quick check to double check the wrench is in cal.
 

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Any old torque wrench particularly well used & abused ones should be recalibrated...rarely if ever done by backyarders.
 
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