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The torque wrench manual says not to use it
as a nut breaker. Does this mean to not use it
at all to take off nuts or just really tight
ones that exceed the torque rating max of
your wrench? I don't want to get my wrench
out of calibration by taking nuts off.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Collin

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They don't want you to keep pushing on the wrench after it has clicked (cammed over). If I use mine as a breaker bar I simply crank up the foot pounds so it does not "click" before the nut starts turning.
 

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Mid Life, thanks...that makes sense. :smile:
 

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Actually, you should not use a torque wrench for anything except checking the final torque settings. Do not use it for removing fasteners or installing them. Only for the final torque to bring it to spec. If you use your wrench often, check with the manufacturer on how often to have the wrench brought back to specs.
 

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Collin, You shouldn't use your torque wrench for anything other than torqing fasteners to the torque you have set the wrench at. Breaker bars are the way to go for breaking fasteners loose. Then use your ratchet to take them the rest of the way.

Al
 
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