Types of Torque Wrenches and Operating Principles

There are five main kinds of torque wrenches in the market, each with pros and cons. Here is an overview of what they are, how they operate, and which scenario is the best for them.

Click Torque Wrenches

The click wrench gets its name because of the audible click sound they produce when you reach the desired torque amount. They are simple to use and cheap while providing the same accuracy as a beam-style wrench. These attributes make them the favorite for most people of varying skill levels, even beginners. The only downside is that there is still the risk of overtightening the fasteners. That's because, even though they produce the sound as an indicator of the required torque, they do not prevent you from fastening further as you can continue turning the wrench. It is up to you to stop, but it is not often easy to stop immediately they produce the click sound.

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