What torque wrenches are you using around here? Considering ParkTool TW-6.2 for my HollowTech II crank (requires about 35-50 Nm torque). But reading mixed reviews. Some people also recommend buying a regular torque wrench. And what about bits?
I’ve had no issues with the DRAPER tools wrench (see photos below). Good range of torque and easy to use, quality item.
It’s 3/8 drive so you have lots of options for sockets etc.
For hex drive (Cannondale hollowtech) I bought the US Pro hex set from Amazon. (Again see photo below). Great value for money.
For the higher torque stuff I have just been using luggage scales with a good hook
Generally bottom bracket tools have a hole or something good to hook into
Then a one that goes to 15 nm for everything else.
That is the most ghetto setup I’ve ever seen!
Out of shot is the wooden ruler and the Casio fx500
Please dear God, never use a luggage scale for this again, I just can’t…
I just use a standard Kobalt torque wrench from Lowes. For this type of thing, you don’t need a special one, really any good normal torque wrench will work. You just have to watch out for some of them not being calibrated for a low enough torque.
I use a basic beam type for BBs and other stuff in the higher torque range for bikes. I think the ones I use at the co-op are 20$ jobbies from the cheap tool places. In the USA it seems torque wrenches are a lot cheaper than Canada so if you can spare the money a click type isn’t a bad buy, just make sure you zero it after use and don’t drop it, they can get knocked out of whack a lot easier than the beam types.
Most allen key sockets are pretty similar, unless you’re using them in a professional capacity I wouldn’t spend big money on them.