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Way to measure in-lbs without tq wrench???

Need to set preload on pinion bearings. Have to measure 10 - 20 in-lbs.

Is there a good redneck method of doing this without spending +$100 on a in-lb torque wrench?

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12 in-lbs = 1 ft-lb
so for 10 in-lbs you'd need .833 ft-lbs
for 20 in=lbs you'd need 1.667 ft-lbs

Might be better served to find a cheap in-lb wrench online (Harbor Freight)


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Usually bearing load is critical to their durabilty. A torque wrench is in your future. Often someone near you will have one you can borrow, but eventually it is worth the cost in the long run. Sometimes you can get a good deal on E bay.

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Need to set preload on pinion bearings. Have to measure 10 - 20 in-lbs.

Is there a good redneck method of doing this without spending +$100 on a in-lb torque wrench?

Thanks!

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If a wrench is 1 foot long and you apply 1 pound of force on the end of the wrench, you have 1 foot lb of torque or 12 inch lbs.
That's about as redneck as you can get it.

Like Hyper says...go to Harbor Freight...$15
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If a wrench is 1 foot long and you apply 1 pound of force on the end of the wrench, you have 1 foot lb of torque or 12 inch lbs.
That's about as redneck as you can get it.

Like Hyper says...go to Harbor Freight...$15
As above, or you could use a fish scale to pull with... But if I could get one for $15 thats what I would do...
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I got my 1/4" drive torque wrench several years ago for ~$20-30. Good for ~ 150-200 inch/lb IIRC. No need to spend $100.
edit: 20 in/lb to maximum of 150 or 200 in/lb.

X2 to suggestion to get an economical torque wrench from HF.

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Most times you can "borrow" one from an auto parts store like O'Reily's or Autozone. You put down a deposit and then get your $ back when you return the tool. This works for a lot of specialty tools as well.

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Most times you can "borrow" one from an auto parts store like O'Reily's or Autozone. You put down a deposit and then get your $ back when you return the tool. This works for a lot of specialty tools as well.
thats what we usualy do when we need a tool that we arent gonna use more than a couple of times a year

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12 in-lbs = 1 ft-lb
so for 10 in-lbs you'd need .833 ft-lbs
for 20 in=lbs you'd need 1.667 ft-lbs

Might be better served to find a cheap in-lb wrench online (Harbor Freight)
All of the HF wrenches start at 20 in-lbs, I need 10 - 15

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I got my 1/4" drive torque wrench several years ago for ~$20-30. Good for ~ 150-200 inch/lb IIRC. No need to spend $100.

X2 to suggestion to get an economical torque wrench from HF.
Problem is I need to use 10 - 15 in-lbs of range.

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