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    I've been meaning to pick one up for quite some time now. So, I spent a good 15 - 20 minutes at Lowes today trying to decide between 1/2" or 3/8". I went with the 1/2". Bigger is better right? The only disadvantage I could think of is that the only torx bit I've seen are 3/8. Well, that and range of movement in tight spaces. I'd prolly need an extension (or many) for both of them tho. What do you think?
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    I have 1/2".
    The majority time I need to worry about it is with bigger bolts anyways.

    But honestly nothing stopping you from grabbing up the 3/8" as well.
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    just pick yourself up a 1/2" to 3/8" adapter.
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    I have one on each drive. Just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theyeti1775 View Post
    I have 1/2".
    The majority time I need to worry about it is with bigger bolts anyways.

    But honestly nothing stopping you from grabbing up the 3/8" as well.
    yeah right...you & I both know what's stopping me!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    just pick yourself up a 1/2" to 3/8" adapter.
    brilliant! never even thought about that! thanks!
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    thinking I might need the lower torque setting more than the higher one...
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    Buy all three sizes at Harbor Freight for about $60, then you have all the common sizes and ranges up to 150 ft/lbs. They are not the expensive name brands, but they have great reviews and lifetime warranty. Craftsman didn't offer lifetime on torque wrenches so that is why I bought these. Been using them for 3 years with NO issues. All three of these were cheaper than one Craftsman, and these are all steel with no plastic.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...itemnumber=239

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...itemnumber=807

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    Last edited by Jacob; 07-27-2009 at 20:23.
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