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Old 15th August 2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Please Recommend a Torque Screwdriver

This is one of those tools that should be in every DIYer's tool box.

Would appreciate recommendations on a half way decent one with a reasonably consitent accuracy.

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Old 15th August 2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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Bosch electric 11Volt screwdriver. Very nice to use, and surprisingly quiet.

As far as a manually set screw driver with adjustable torque settings, do a search on Google or similar. Not sure if you can get a adjustable torque setting ratcheting screw driver
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Old 15th August 2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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RS components stocks quite a selection, but its not a cheap tool...
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Old 15th August 2008, 07:14 PM   #4
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Default RS components?

Nordic, wow! not cheap equals?

Is RS Radio Shack? our Radio Shacks in Canada sell bar accessories and that's about it.

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Old 15th August 2008, 07:53 PM   #5
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Since you are in the US what about Snap on?

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/tools...e=snapon-store

I've used their torque wrenches for years in my past life as a car mechanic and never faulted them, other than they are very expensive in the UK. Then again so is everything.

The only time we used anything with a range that small was to adjust the brake band tension in auto gearboxes (the work of the devil).

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Default this is what I use...

a Bosch liteon electric

Very nice...
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Default Re: Please Recommend a Torque Screwdriver

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This is one of those tools that should be in every DIYer's tool box.
That certainly means powered. New Milwaukee Driver is pretty nice and that's what I use after switching from DeWalt: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pro...3fe-4dd9-b722-
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Default Peter , your link didn't work...

perhaps this will? look here
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My favourite power screwdriver with a torque clutch came from Walmart for under $20. I use it for screwing PC boards down to standoffs with 4-40 screws, or running nuts onto ground studs. I don't know how accurate the torque settings are, but they seem good enough. For the price it's incredible, and more suitable to this use than any other power screwdriver I've used. They're either too low RPM or too heavy to be comfortable.

If I'm putting wood screws into a speaker cabinet, then I'll prefer a real driver/drill like a 9.6V Makita kluged to run off a 12V car battery.
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Old 16th August 2008, 09:31 PM   #10
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Some great recommendations. Thanks very much everyone.
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