2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
I have 2 Sears Craftsman ½” torque wrenches since years ago. I used them mainly on tire lug nuts or bolts. For small bolts and nuts I trust my arm based on my experience and lessons not to snap them. Later after I read good reviews on those “cheap” torque wrenches from Harbor Freight Tools, I bought ½”、⅜“ and ¼“ torque wrenches with coupons. Yeah the HF ½” torque wrench is indeed pretty accurate compared to my Craftsman’s. Used ⅜“ HF torque wrench only a couple of times just for fun. Haven’t used ¼“ HF torque wrench yet as I still prefer my arm feeling while tighten those smaller bolts and nuts.None taken at all! Thats the life experience I had to set just that habit. Thankfully Autozone down the street had a replacement bolt in stock that day. Could have sucked way worse, so always need to pay close attention to the wrench doing that little fold when it hits the right torque. Its little 1/4” brother from harbor freight works great just like the 1/2”, I just got a bum 3/8” wrench. It’s always worked without the audible noise so I haven’t bothered to replace it all of these years lol!
Can’t do anything else in the dark as the power outage has been going on in our area for more than 2 hours! No severe weather, nothing, just power outage with no reasons!