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Ive settled on getting my torque wrenches from Halfords if you think theres better then feel free to say.

Problem is Halfords list 4 of them ranging from different NM but they overlap each other and need help deciding what ones to get.

1 : 3/8 Square 12-60 NM
2 : 1/2 Square 20-100 NM
3 : 1/2 Square 40-200 NM
4 : 1/2 Square 60-300 NM

Now do i really need all 4? Im thinking getting Number 1 and Number 3 or 4 ?

What do you think?

EDIT for both car and bike.
 

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1 and 3 will cover most things
 
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I have 1 and 3 (not Halfords though) and I'm going to buy a 1/4" one soon as the clearance is tight on my 990SD. The cam bridge bolts are very close to the frame so can't use a reducer from the 3/8" one.
 

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As above... I’ve got 6-30Nm 1/4” drive, 10-80Nm 3/8” but it’s gubbed so got a 20-80 3/8” one and a something to 200 odd 1/2”... covers most. 1 & 3 are plenty... might want to get one that goes below 10Nm though... unless you don’t have OCD.
 

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The Halfords ones are as good as any on the market - always Auto Express mags best wrench. I like ours. They are made by Norbar who are also very helpful. I needed the torque length of my wrench as I use a torque convertor for the front cylinder nuts on our 125 - e mailed Norbar and received the figure same day. Bob.
 

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I think i will go with 1 and 3...

But then 4 might be better... but probably longer handle im guessing?
 

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I have a set of 3 from Norbar, fantastic quality and you can send / take them back to them for re-calibration, UK based (Banbury) and have been around a long time,

I expect these wrenches will outlast me!
 

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Can't see why you'd need 2 & 3 when 1 & 4 cover the range that 2 & 3 do. Unless I'm missing something.
You'd just need a 3/8 to 1/2 adaptor
 

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I have Halfords Pro 1, 3 and 4 for both bike and car use. They are used most often in that order too. The 4th used drve shafts etc on the 4x4 so not that often and also quite a bit larger than the others too. The 3/8 is used most regular.
The Halfords Pro torque wrenches are actually Norbar rebranded.

I also have a 4-30nm IBM branded Norbar torque wrench
 

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I got the 1 and 3 in the end, but something that i am not happy about is that the lifetime warranty is only valid if you get the Wrench inspected (calibrated) every 18 (or 16 cant remember) months. I am not using these that much to warrant the cost of sending them off. Bit of a bummer really.

Prob been better off with 1 and 4 really but oh well lol.
 

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I have had my halfords ones for 14yrs .... never had them checked. I think the trick is to zero and unlock them after using them.
 

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I had both the 1 and 3 torque wrenches exchanged after they failed but that was after 10 + years of use. They were the previous version marked as Professional, now they’re all called Advanced. Young lad on the till tried saying they didn’t have didn’t have lifetime warranty but a quick chat to the manager and I had the new versions. They’d only been calibrated a few times and only the 3/8 needed adjusting.
As Ship said just zero the load before putting away and you shouldn’t use them as ratchet but only to finish the tightening
 

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Lifetime warranty - only with the reciept according to one shop, but not the next one l tried (after a ratchet spanner fail).
 
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