A torque wrench is an invaluable tool for any mechanic or DIY enthusiast, allowing you to accurately measure torque on nuts and bolts, making sure that they’re tightened with right amount of force. But while a torque wrench is a great tool, it can be a bit tricky to set correct torque. To help ensure that your torque wrench is set correctly every time, here’s a look at how to set torque on a torque wrench.
The first step to setting a torque wrench is to make sure that wrench is on correct scale. Most torque wrenches will come with a dial or switch that allows you to easily switch between different units of measure, such as Newton-meters, foot-pounds, or inch-pounds. Once you’ve set scale, you can then set desired torque. Most torque wrenches will have a knob or dial on handle that you can use to set desired torque.
Once you’ve set desired torque, you can then start to use wrench. When tightening or loosening nuts or bolts, make sure to apply correct amount of force to wrench. Make sure not to apply too much pressure or too little pressure as this can affect accuracy of your torque wrench.
When you’re finished with a job, it’s important to make sure that you reset torque wrench. To do this, simply turn handle or dial back to its original setting, or to ‘0’. This will ensure that torque is correctly set before next job.
If you’re having trouble setting torque on your torque wrench, don’t hesitate to contact manufacturer or a professional for assistance. Many manufacturers also offer instructional videos or tutorials that can help you understand how to use and set a torque wrench correctly. Following these simple steps will ensure that you get most precision from your torque wrench every time.