Do’s and Don’ts for Torque Wrenches
Hi, I’m Matt Packer from Norbar Torque Tools Australia; I’m here to run through a few tips on what to do with the torque wrench and what not to do with the torque wrench. Norbar Torque Wrenches are some of the most accurate torque wrenches on the market, and they are a precision instrument. Whenever you are using a torque wrench, it’s important to know that if you under torque a bolt, it can come undone. If you overtorque a bolt, it can break. That’s why it’s important to have your torque wrench calibrated every 12 months to ensure its accuracy.
One of the things to remember with any torque wrench is that it should be stored correctly. Storage is key to make sure it doesn’t get water, dust, dirt, grime into thr torque wrench and that can affect the calibration. It is important to get calibrated every 12 months to maintain the accuracy and make sure it’s working well. One of the things to remember while using your torque wrench is getting good engagement between the socket and the square drive. As you can see this is important because if it’s not engaged correctly, you can get cases like this where the square drive has broken and sheared off the end because of poor engagement.
Some other examples of tools coming into our workshop are tools being used as hammers and slid across the workshop floor. This is clearly not a good example of how to use a precision tool such as ours. And lastly, one topic of conversation in the industry is, should your tool be wound back to zero after every single use? Through extensive research, we’ve proven that this is not necessary, and you do not need to wind your tool back to zero after every use.
Follow a few of these simple tips and you will ensure you get the best life out of your tool, and ensure that it stays accurate. Any further questions, give us a call.