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      11-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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torque wrench?

I had one of those old style torque wrenches which i bought from Canadian tire a couple years ago (with the dial and needle), and it just broke. need to get a new one .

Where can i get a decent torque wrench for a low price?

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I had one of those old style torque wrenches which i bought from Canadian tire a couple years ago (with the dial and needle), and it just broke. need to get a new one .

Where can i get a decent torque wrench for a low price?
Mastercraft Maximum 1/2 Drive torque wrench from CT for under 75$
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      11-06-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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I use a Mastercraft Maximum I picked up a few years ago from CT, pretty reasonable if on sale. The standard model at Princess Auto is okay too.
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      11-06-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
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the mastercraft 1/2 drive torque shows for 99$ right now at CT. which i dont wanna pay seeing how it goes on sale for much less.
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the mastercraft 1/2 drive torque shows for 99$ right now at CT. which i dont wanna pay seeing how it goes on sale for much less.
That's not a mastercraft maximum. I recently bought my maximum torque wrench for much less than that.. MSRP regular price is close to $200
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Mastercraft Maximum 1/2 Drive torque wrench from CT for under 75$
That's the one I bought a few years back on sale for around $75. I haven't seen it that low in a while now, though.
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      11-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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Cheap one at Princess Auto:
1/2" drive click style torque wrench

KMS has a couple:
Magnum 1/2" drive

Magnum click style 1/2" drive
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      11-06-2012, 06:36 PM   #8
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New princess auto at Mccowan and 401 if you live around that area.
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      11-06-2012, 09:32 PM   #9
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Im pretty sure that all canadian tire tools have a life time guarantee (no receipt requied) as long as they have the mastercraft stamp on them, just get a new for free

Thats what I do when my wratchets/wrenches break
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      11-07-2012, 01:31 AM   #10
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Try exchanging it first. Most of the time they dont care, so its worth a try
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      11-07-2012, 07:18 AM   #11
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Yes, Mastercraft should have a no fuss exchange policy.

I've been using the powerfist torque wrench for years, both 3/8" and 1/2". I have them calibrated once a year and its always within spec.
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they just went on sale again! $45 at CT!
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Buy it!
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Buy it!
yup i will. and they have the ratchet style breaker bar for 17$
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yup i will. and they have the ratchet style breaker bar for 17$
I would honestly wait for the mastercraft maximum TW to go on sale for an extra 30$... I've heard that the regular one is a piece of shit... and as for the breaker bar.. save your forearms and grab a 17mm lug wrench for a few extra dollars.

Way easier to swap wheels this way.
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Try exchanging it first. Most of the time they dont care, so its worth a try
this..
if it doesnt work, try another store.
check the packaging at the store and see if it's lifetime warranty

i thought canadian tire mastercraft torque wrenches are lifetime warranty.
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      11-09-2012, 04:36 PM   #17
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after seeing this I'm gonna head over to CT to grab a breaker bar and torque wrench!
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after seeing this I'm gonna head over to CT to grab a breaker bar and torque wrench!
Breaker bar and torque wrench is the best tire changing combo. Makes things so easy.
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I use a jet equipment 1/2 drive torque wrench. Paid around $100 but the quality is excellent. The tricky thing is that the internals of the wrench are warrantied for a year but the rest of the wrench is lifetime. CT brand might be similar. I bought a cheap chinese one that broke the first time I used it. Buy quality and buy once I say.
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just picked up the mastercraft 1/2" torque wrench, breaker bar and deep socket set - so far so good!
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just picked up the mastercraft 1/2" torque wrench, breaker bar and deep socket set - so far so good!
picked up the torque wrench from CT today which is on sale but it doesnt click at the set torque :S i even set it to 40ft/lb to see if it worked and it didn't
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canadian tire has it on sale this week

50% off.. gogogo

btw, 90 lb/ft (88 to be exact) torque was what i was told
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