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Recommend me a Torque Screwdriver
« on: March 15, 2015, 07:43:12 am »
Need to buy a good torque screwdriver......   They all seem to run about $75 to $100?

(Needed for home electrical wiring connections.  Aluminum to copper wire special splice terminals).

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Re: Recommend me a Torque Screwdriver
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 07:56:01 am »
From my experience the Wiha 28501 is the best in the 15 - 80 in/oz category. But they are $90+
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Re: Recommend me a Torque Screwdriver
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 08:46:41 am »
.....these terminals have to be tightened to 10 inch-pounds on the aluminum side and 15 inch-pounds on the copper side to be in "code."

...will try to convert 10 inch-pounds over to 15 inch oz to see if it will be in the range needed.

these expensive little connectors look like this:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/AlumiConn-3-Port-Al-Cu-Wire-Connectors-10-Pack-95110/202889892
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Re: Recommend me a Torque Screwdriver
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 10:39:46 am »
10 (inch pounds) =
160 inch oz

15 (inch pounds) =
240 inch oz
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Re: Recommend me a Torque Screwdriver
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 10:47:28 am »
10 inch pounds equals 1.13 NM

15 inch pounds equals 1.7 NM
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Re: Recommend me a Torque Screwdriver
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 11:03:28 am »
Wiha 28504 has that capacity

The Klein that size has been discontinued.

All are rather expensive

http://www.specialized.net/Specialized/Wiha-28504-TorqueVarioS-7520-inlb-Torque-Screwdriver-1980.aspx
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Re: Recommend me a Torque Screwdriver
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2015, 12:56:37 pm »
Wiha 28504 has that capacity

The Klein that size has been discontinued.

All are rather expensive

http://www.specialized.net/Specialized/Wiha-28504-TorqueVarioS-7520-inlb-Torque-Screwdriver-1980.aspx

thanks.  the WIHA brand also needs an adapter for another $15 to use my 1/4" bits?

ever hear of the German brand WERA?  about $35 less?  no adapter needed for this one.
 http://www.kctoolco.com/wera-7446-11-29-in-lbs-adjustable-torque-driver-p/wr074711.htm

may as well get one i can trust.

still, they all are cheaper than buying a few rolls of copper wire.
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Re: Recommend me a Torque Screwdriver
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2015, 01:02:25 pm »
I wish I could have been of more help.   

I do feel you should buy one you can trust or you may as well use your hand.

I've heard of WERA but never owned one.
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