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Old August 4th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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i once was told that torque wrenches should be checked every so often for accuracy. how do i go about getting this done? my wrenches are probably 5 years old and i have never had them checked.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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Old August 4th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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guess i should have mentioned that. Made by husky. my dad got them from lowes. i have a ft-lb and an inch-lb one.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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Snap on or Mac guy should be able to do it for a fee is think
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Old August 4th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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I dont know about that brand, but all of my Snap On ones just go back to Snap On. I had a Mac 3/8, but my Snap On guy said they wouldn't do other brands, so I traded it in and got a Snap On.

I would suggest trying to get a hold of Husky, and see if they do it, or find some independent place. I would think it wont be worth having those re-calibrated, it might be cheaper to just buy new ones.
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Fwiw he got them at home depot, not lowes if they are husky. I would get ahold of husky or stop by hd and see if they have any info since they sell the wrenches.
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I know it isn't the correct way but i check mine every so often with a friends that i know is calibrated since he is a mechanic. I put mine in a bench vice with an Allen wrench socket in it and take my friends with the appropriate standard socket that will fit the Allen wrench. Set them to the same torque and see if the break loose at the same time. It at least tells me if they still work. I have never had one be off enough to mess with.
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like chad said. as long as they dont sit in the box with all the tension on them im sure they are still good enough for what youd be doing. just make sure to take all the tension out of them when your done and they will last for a long time.
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i have had huskys for probably 4 years now, i dont use them alot but no issues.
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husky=home depot
cobalt=lowes
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Well, after a quick google search I found half a dozen places around the Detroit area that calibrates torque wrenches. My last employer required all precision eqmt, torque wrenches, micrometers, dial indicators, etc., to be calibrated annually and to be calibrated for new hires before they could use them on eqmt. All of my eqmt was calibrated, tagged, and had a digital file to be attached to repair orders when they were used in the repair.
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