Best affordable click type torque wrenches reviews

One of the most popular precise wrench is sound indicating / click type torque wrench. In this type, a loud audible “Click” can be heard or felt when set torque value is reached. It use a clutch mechanism which allow the release of pressure of spring when a certain level of torque is achieved.It has a ball at the end of spring inside the shaft which moves on applying force on fasteners, as chosen value is achieved, the ball sideways off and release the pressure on spring. Movement of ball inside the wrench cause to create a noise.

It is usually consist of highly contrast scale which is clearly visible in low light too.Mostly click type wrenches used ratchet mechanism,which let the user feel or hear a audible sound . It is mostly made of high strength alloy steel which make it strong and corrosion resistant. Having a features of calibration in both direction CW and CCW made them more popular.knurled handle made them more easy to grip, non slippy.One of best feature is that these wrenches have locking mechanism which prevent the accidental changes in setting.In simple words, I can say , Click torque wrenches are one the best one among the all TQ wrench.

How click type TQ wrench work??

As discuss earlier that it has locking feature which is used to set desired value. First knob is unlocked to release the pressure on spring and knob is twisted to set the desired value while looking on scale at the same time.After setting the value, locked it again to avoid any accidental change in value. As you apply the force on fasteners, upon reaching the desire torque value, a sound create which is indication that our desired value is reached and fasteners should not be tighten any more.

Pros:

One of the advantage of the click type is that you will hear audible sound when it reached to set value.You don’t need to worry if the scale is not visible as it’s sound indicating feature is enough to realize that gasket/bolt is properly torqued.

Cons:

It can lost it’s accuracy if dropped on hard surface or otherwise abused.

It takes more time and effort to move the handle because it requires to work against the pressure of main spring.

We need to set the lowest torque setting after each use.

List of Best Click type torque wrenches:

1. TEKTON 24335  1/2 inch drive-10-150 foot/pound 

High contrast dual range scale and 10-150 foot/pound (13.6-203.5 Nm 1/2 inch drive head wrench is used for cars,trucks and SUV’s. It is very easy to use ratcheting wrench for professional work and for do-it-yourself.It has long life due to steel construction, chrome vanadium ratcheting head and corrosion resistant finish.

Package include:

  • 1/2 in. TQ wrench
  • Storage case
  • Instruction sheet
  • Conversion chart

Specification:

  • Drive: 1/2 inch
  • Ratchet head: Cr-V 24 tooth
  • Length: 18-3/8 inch
  • Dual range: 10-150 ft/lb. / 13.6-203.5 N/m
  • Increment: 1 ft/lb 1.36 N/m
  • Accuracy : +/- 4%

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2. TEKTON 24320 1/4 inch drive and 20-200 inch/pound range:

Clear visible gauge with 20-200 inch/pound calibration limit made it more useful for motorcycles, bicycles, garden and lawn equipment . The locking feature make it secure to use. It is also made with reversible drive chrome vanadium and alloy steel which make it corrosion proof. It also include a storage case.

Package include:

  • 1/4 in. TQ wrench
  • Storage case
  • Instruction sheet
  • Conversion chart

Specification:

  • Drive: 1/4 inch
  • Ratchet head: Cr-V 24 tooth
  • Length: 10-7/ 8 inch
  • Dual range: 20-200 in/lb. / 2.26-22.6 N/m
  • Increment: 1 in/lb 0.113 N/m
  • Accuracy : +/- 4%

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3. Neiko 3/8 inch 10-80 foot-pound reversible torque wrench

User-friendly lock-unlock feature and high contrast marking on the handle make this wrench more prominent than other. You can perform toughest job with this wrench due to it’s manufacturing with alloy steel. The chrome layers ensures the shininess for long time and prevent it from dust. 14 Inch length and diamond grip allows to work easily.

Package include:

  • 3/8 in. TQ wrench
  • Storage case
  • Instruction sheet
  • Conversion chart

Specification:

  • Drive: 3/8 inch
  • Ratchet head: Cr-V 24 tooth
  • Length: 14 inch
  • Dual range: 10-80 ft/lb
  • Accuracy : +/- 4%
  • Weight : 2lb

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