Anyone familiar with torque wrenches in general?

Rocketeer4life

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Hello all. Great news, ive knocked out basically all the wiring/ tedious steps to swapping my rockets engine out.
Was going to buy another torque wrench specifically for tightening everything up with no issues or hastles in NM or metric. Buuut now im pondering has the flip side to my wrench been a form of newton meters readout all along? Lol or wth is it? Thanks!
 

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Ralsmith

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Hello all. Great news, ive knocked out basically all the wiring/ tedious steps to swapping my rockets engine out.
Was going to buy another torque wrench specifically for tightening everything up with no issues or hastles in NM or metric. Buuut now im pondering has the flip side to my wrench been a form of newton meters readout all along? Lol or wth is it? Thanks!
That other scale is kilo ponds not Newton meters. Just use a calculator to convert from foot pounds. 1 ft-lb is equivalent to 1.3558
Looking at your torque wrench it will not be accurate aye small settings as it goes to 100 ft pounds. You need to purchase one that does 2 to 20 or 25 ft pounds for the smaller torque settings. I have a digital one from gear wrench which is really accurate and easy to use.
 

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That other scale is kilo ponds not Newton meters. Just use a calculator to convert from foot pounds. 1 ft-lb is equivalent to 1.3558
Looking at your torque wrench it will not be accurate aye small settings as it goes to 100 ft pounds. You need to purchase one that does 2 to 20 or 25 ft pounds for the smaller torque settings. I have a digital one from gear wrench which is really accurate and easy to use.
Yeah found that out the hard way earlier... Tryin to tighten up the left side adjustets only...aimed for roughly 3.6 ftlbs as its nm conversion...mehhh didnt realize the wrench wasnt even pocking up a dialed in setting i went for..haha yeahh jus need a new wrench i guess
 

Rocketeer4life

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Yeah found that out the hard way earlier... Tryin to tighten up the left side adjustets only...aimed for roughly 3.6 ftlbs as its nm conversion...mehhh didnt realize the wrench wasnt even pocking up a dialed in setting i went for..haha yeahh jus need a new wrench i guess
Gonna shoot for making that friggin specialty socket again. Now that its day outside n the powertools can be messed with
 
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