I need to pick up a torque wrench where 95% of its use will be to check lug torque (140 ftlb
, as per American Tire policy for my wheels, apparently). I was going to get a 1/2" drive (for beef, don't have a socket investment yet to influence drive size choice) with a torquing range of 10-150 ftlbs
, given I doubt I'll need higher capacity anytime soon. Then I wondered whether it was "bad" to choose a wrench where virtually all use was at the far end of its range. Would it be wiser for any reason to get a wrench with torque range 20-200 ftlbs to avoid operating solely in the top 10% of a 10-150 wrench's range?
As an aside, the following seems like a pretty good deal ($37) on a well-regarded (as per user reviews) Tekton wrench: