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How Battery Powered Torque Wrenches Have Gotten Better

In the late summer of 2017, we wrote about the advantages and drawbacks of using a battery-powered torque wrench.

At the time, the negatives seemed to outweigh the positives.

Yes, a battery-powered torque wrench allows operators to work without a power cord and have electronic features that other torque tools can’t match. However, we noted in 2017 that these tools had a short battery life and a less robust motor.

But a lot can happen in 18 months, so we decided to do a follow-up that focuses on some of the changes and advancements to that product line.

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Wheel Nut Torque Wrench Review

Regular readers of this blog will tell you that we talk quite a bit about RAD torque tools. We’re going to continue that trend in this week’s blog post by discussing RAD’s line of wheel nut torque wrenches.

RAD wheel nut torque wrenches were designed solely for one job: wheel nut bolting, where torque control is critical. Accidents resulting from improperly tightened wheel nuts are a serious concern.

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How to Get Peak Performance from Your Pneumatic Torque Wrench

Whether it’s a coal mine deep below the earth or a city skyscraper that you can see from miles away, a pneumatic torque wrench helped make it happen.

These wrenches are widely used in heavy industries such as mining, oil and gas, pipelines and construction, and are essential for keeping these facilities running safely and efficiently.

But a pneumatic torque wrench can only function properly with routine maintenance, which can ensure that every bolted connection these tools touch are properly torqued.

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How to Use a Hydraulic Torque Wrench

In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at when and how to use a hydraulic torque wrench.

As we’ve noted before, hydraulic torque wrenches operate using a pump that’s driven by pneumatic or electric power.

They’re able to operate in tighter spaces, making them ideal tools for situations where other torque tools won’t fit. You’ll find them at work at chemical plants and refineries and fastening bolts on oil and gas pipelines.

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