Torque Wrench Use and Care Tips
Tighten fasteners in two steps—first to
half torque and then to final torque.
Clean dirty or rusted threads before tightening,
but don’t lubricate them unless
instructed to by the equipment
Always dial the wrench back to zero
(never below zero) when you’re done with it.
Never use your torque wrench as a
breaker bar—that’ll damage the torque
Carry it with kid gloves—a single fall can
knock the accuracy off by as much as 30
percent. If you do drop it, get it recalibrated
(calibration firms listed below) before
using it again.
Torque wrench calibration services
anglerepair.com. (304) 253-5729
delegardtool.com. (800) 328-2897
microprecision.com. (530) 268-1860
teamtorque.com. (888) 682-8675