TEKTON 24335 1/2″ Drive Click Torque Wrench – Failed on First Use – Awesome warranty

I purchased this torque wrench in anticipation of doing my first ar build. It took almost 2 months before i had all the parts needed to put together the upper receiver and finally use this torque wrench for the first time. I set the crow foot to 90° and started off tightening the barrel nut to 35 ft. -lbs of torque and it clicked (‘so far, so good’). Swapped over to my breaker bar and loosened the nut, then upped the torque setting to 45 ft. I tried applying more force – nothing. At this point i am not sure if i am doing something wrong or the wrench stopped working. So i dropped the torque to the lowest setting – still no clicks. At this point the nut was so torqued down, my breaker bar started to bow under the pressure to loosen the nut again.

So much quality, not much moneythe only complaint is the torque adjustment. Getting down is easy, but getting up takes quite the effort. Probably can be fixed with a recalibration. As far as i know, this wrench is calibrated from factory. The locking mechanism has givin me no issues so far, nor the labels on the adjustment nob. This is my first torque wrench so i was suprised that it came in a it’s own hardshell case. Very thoughtful of tekton, and very useful for keeping the tool in optimum condition. Note: torque wrenches are very sensitive. So do not bang or drop it, anddo not get it wet or dirty.

I just got mine yesterday and honestly i’m a bit disappointed the way it looks, i posted a few photos of the product and the two screws were over torque from what it looks like (is that normal?). The handle got scratches all over it and a small chip and feels sharp enough to cut me. I do not usually post bad review but i was let down on this one, i was hoping to get more stuff from tekton but i surely learn my lesson about tools over the internet. I will keep it though because i don’t like to waste my time sending it back. Update 9/18/2015i got my replacement yesterday and i’m really satisfied on how russ from tekton took care of this, i asked how to return the other original item and instead let me hang on to it. You guys just won another customer and like i said i have more on my wish list under tekton product but i want to see how this transaction goes. I am not a big fan of online purchase but definitely gave me a confidence ordering tools from tekton. Thanks for a great customer service, now you deserved my updated 5 stars.

Just did brakes and did nto want to guess if i got my brake caliper bolts back to somewhat near the correct torque. I got the 1/2 inch wrench and i could get in and at my brake calipers. Completely read the instructions, r,ember do not put it away tightened and before you try torquing a bolt, do what the instructions say and practice. I put a nut and bolt thru a hole in my metal shelving tightened it a bit by hand then slowly tightened until i felt the ‘suddle click’ the instructions referred to. I didn’t take long swings on it you should tighten slowly especially as you go more because there is no auto stop or clutch break, but it was easy enough to stop right away when i felt the click. As it other reviews it has both ft-lbs (which is really lbs-ft) and newton – meter scales. Its pretty big wrench, a giant breaker bar but don’t use it as one. As a practice i just use this to torque, not to tighten.

Excellent torque wrench and an excellent value. Originally, i purchased a $10 pittsburgh torque wrench from harbor freight; however, i was worried about the accuracy of this product as it did not come with any certification. Since i was working on my mazda 3’s suspension, i came to the conclusion it wasn’t worth my safety or the possibility of over torquing a bolt. Therefore, i spent the extra $30 and purchased this tekton which was given several positive reviews on amazon and on the internet. More importantly, it came with a certification stating it was properly tested. The tekton was easy to use, the markings were clear, and it made a solid, audible click when the proper torque was met. It feels solid and well made. I also feel confident that a wheel won’t be falling off my car anytime soon. If you are in the market for a good torque wrench at a great value, this would be the one for you.

In order to gauge the accuracy of this torque wrench i tested it with an ac/delco digital torque adapter and compared it with a snap-on i already owned. The ac/delco unit was certified to be within 0. The tekton wrench did not come with a certification as mentioned by some, but only had a sticker stating it was ‘certified. ‘ straight out of the box, the tekton was wildly inaccurate, but after exercising it a bit, it measured on the outside range of the +/- 4% specification. It generally applied about two to five percent too much torque for the setting, rarely applying too little torque. After using it a while, my observation is that it should be exercised at least five times at 50% of max torque before torquing anything. If it has been sitting overnight, exercise it again. You just have to know this should be done with click type wrenches since it is not mentioned in the operator’s manual. Compared to the snap-on wrench, i would say the snap-on supplied more accurate and consistent results, without the need for exercising it as frequently.

I got this wrench for torquing tire lug nuts to the proper oem torque. This wrench is a little over 18 inches long and provides plenty of length to easily torque tire lug nuts. It is a great range for this application on normal-sized vehicles. It is a righty-tighty torque wrench and works great for what i bought it for. As others have mentioned, some bike parts are opposite of standard threading so a different torque wrench may be required for that if you want it to work out of the box. However, the internal torque head insert can be flipped to make it lefty-tighty if needed. So while it wont work for bikes other lathes out-of-the-box it can be made to work. The case that comes with the torque wrench is nice and simple and does the job of protecting the wrench. The instructions that came with the wrench were also useful. Even better, the wrench box came with a qr code printed on it that links to a youtube video showing to use the tool.

Years ago, it seemed like very few project instructions included ‘torque specs. ‘ well, recent projects such as installing trailer hitches on my cars and installing wheels on my boat trailer made it clear that proper torque is important. Originally, i purchased a wrench at my local box store from their line of tools. I could not seem to get the wrench to ‘break,’ and was concerned about applying too much torque. I returned the wrench to the store and a clerk tested it on a bolt anchoring shelving to the store floor. He broke the bolt off the floor. Needless to say, i did not bother to exchange it, i simply returned it. Years ago, craftsmen tools sold by sears were my go to. But, the near collapse of sears and the farming of almost all craftsman manufacturing to china has left me unimpressed. So, what to do?snap-on tools seem trustworthy, but are way too expensive for my 2-3 projects a year that might require a torque wrench.

Here are the specifications for the TEKTON 24335 1/2″ Drive Click Torque Wrench:

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  • Wrench emits click that can be heard and felt when the preset value is reached
  • High-contrast dual-range scale is easy to read, even in low light
  • Reversible ratchet head drives in both directions and measures torque in clockwise direction
  • Durable all-steel construction has no plastic parts to break or wear out
  • Ships pre-calibrated to +/- 4% accuracy and ready to use

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good torque wrench for the money
  • Excellent tire lug nut torque wrench
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TEKTON 24335 1/2" Drive Click Torque Wrench (10-150'.-Lb./13.6-203.5 Nm)
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4 of 5 stars, based on 2,328 reviews