Toolzone torque wrench

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by guitarpete247, 14 Sep 2018.

  1. guitarpete247

    guitarpete247 Just about surviving

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    Leicestershire
    I've got a torque wrench for the smaller jobes like seat clamp and stem but I'm now thinking of getting something for beefier jobs like BB. I've been doing some research and see I'll need a bi-directional wrench for left and right hand thread of BB. I've seen this Toolzone model 20 - 110 Nm. 81XEDCaoaoL._SL1500_.jpg
    The same wrench is through various sites from £17 to £40. Almost every review is positive. (I know they are on the site selling them}.
    Does anyone have any experience, good or bad, of these wrenches or have any other they can recommend at a reasonable price. It will probably only be used once or twice a year and stored in the house (not our damp garage}.
     
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  2. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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    I don't know about that brand. I've got a couple of Sealey ones that span the whole torque range you might need on a bike. About £30 each when I bought them.
    BTW, it's a good idea to slacken off the torque spring when you store them after use.
     
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  3. OP
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    guitarpete247

    guitarpete247 Just about surviving

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    I've always done that to relax the spring. But never quite past 0 Nm.
     
  4. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Moderator

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    guitarpete247

    guitarpete247 Just about surviving

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    Thrread title should be "Toolzone Torque Wrench". Could anyone add the L for me please.
     
  6. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Moderator

    Mine says slacken back to 2Nm no further.
     
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  7. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Moderator

    Yes, I'll do that for you.
     
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    guitarpete247

    guitarpete247 Just about surviving

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  9. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Moderator

    Yes, same here. I think I got it for £21.99 from Evans (possibly) a few years ago.

    Good tool - only thing I have had to buy for it is an extension Bit (4mm I think) so that I can tighten the top bolt of my RS505 front caliper. Without it the little bulged recess for the appropriate supplied Bit stops me centering it properly.
     
  10. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Get a beam torque wrench. Draper do one for under £15. Clicky ones either go out of calibration or a spring escapes within a few years, in my experience.
     
  11. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 61: old body, head still feels the same. Moderator

    Each to their own of course.

    I prefer the 'clicky' ones as I find them easier to handle and I like the safety (real or perceived) of the click action .
     
  12. OP
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    guitarpete247

    guitarpete247 Just about surviving

    Location:
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    ^^^ So do I.
    I'm really looking for confirmation I should buy one of these Toolzone wrenches or avoid it like the plague. :becool:
     
  13. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Well, I think I've bought two Toolzone products in recent years and while they work, they ain't precise. Quality is below Draper and Blueline, well below Silverline.
     
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    guitarpete247

    guitarpete247 Just about surviving

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    Silverline was another I had been looking at but the Toolzone came up more often. I'll go back to look at them and search Blueline.
    Thanks.
     
  15. OP
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    guitarpete247

    guitarpete247 Just about surviving

    Location:
    Leicestershire
    I've been searching Silverline but can't find if they do bi-dircetional torque wrench. The say "ratchets both ways" but not torques both ways. The Toolzone one does.
    As I need it for BB it has to.
     
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