Safety and proper maintenance and care are important when using any tool, especially with powerful precision tools such as torque wrenches.
Here are a few tips on how to prevent torque wrench accidents and make sure your torque tools function properly:
Always wear safety goggles/safety glasses when using a torque wrench or any other hand tool.
Inspect the wrench, and look for cracked/worn sockets. Take time to properly lubricate and replace parts that are worn.
Make sure you heed the manufacturer’s instructions on torque direction, torque tighten/release cycles, torque pattern and sequence, proper force, and use of lubrication on fasteners.
Never use handle extensions or other accessories unless the wrench manufacturer explicitly allows such modifications.