Sorry for the stupid question, but I've always just used a regular wrench and tightened till I felt it was tight enough. I just bought a Gorilla torque wrench and my question is "how do I know when its reached 72lbs/ft?" I've set it to 72lbs but it seems to just tighten like a regular wrench. How do I know when to stop??
Argh, you're right, I just tried it out and it works perfectly. Guess I should've RTFW (since it didn't come with a manual) b4 asking. Thanks Alex! Well I also found out that I've been hand tightening with quite a bit too little torque. Hmm... fortunately I haven't had any wheels rolling off while cruising down the highway.
That wrench goes up to 150 ft/lbs of torque, so 72 lbs is probably close to the minimum torque it can measure. At the low end of the scale when the head "breaks over" and clicks it is hard to notice. You need to bring the torque up slowly and watch the head at the point where it goes into the handle for a slight shift.
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