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post #1 of 4 Old 09-13-2019, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Harbor Freight Torque Wrench

Would you trust this for suspension parts? Would you rely on anything from HF?

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-13-2019, 06:15 PM
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Re: Harbor Freight Torque Wrench

Yup. I watched a YouTube video a few months ago comparing snap-on with harbor freight. The HF actually triumphed. More consistent, just as accurate, much better warranty, and seemingly just as tough, but I doubt it will last as long as snap-on.
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Re: Harbor Freight Torque Wrench

You want them to last take care of them. That doesn't mean just throwing them in a drawer. I treat my HF torque wrenches the same as the $200 one that's 40 some years old and still stored in its original box.
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Re: Harbor Freight Torque Wrench

Post up a part number or link to the torque wrench you are asking about.

I have a very expensive 1/2 drive torque wrench that I keep locked up so as I'm the only one that has access to it's use.

I bought a HF 1/2 inch drive torque about 10 years ago that we use around the shop and I use the expensive one to test the calibration of the HF one quite often. I do not remember the price but I think it was around $15 with a coupon. I've had the HF cheapo torque for approx 10 years and no problems. (but I'm paranoid and don't really trust HF) I also have a digital HF dial caliper about 6 inch version that we use instead of my expensive ones. It's always been right on and really handy for reading both mm and inches, just by pushing a button. I buy hearing aid batteries for it dirt cheap from ebay. I would not think anything about it if I had to throw both of them in the trash tomorrow.

This is the only two items that I can say that I've got good use out of them without a big let down. Some of Northern tools air tools are not anything to brag about either. (and take their on-line reviews with a grain of salt, the reviews are fake news doctored)

HF China seems to be little bit better than 20 years ago but I'm not bragging on them.
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