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93VN750 08-09-2010 06:56 PM

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?

Thanks!

Jon

hyperbuzzin 08-09-2010 07:57 PM

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)

Bronson 08-09-2010 08:11 PM

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.

VoIPDoc 08-09-2010 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 93VN750 (Post 146160)
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!

Jon

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. :beerchug:

Like Hyper says...go to Harbor Freight...$15

Old Dog 08-09-2010 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VoIP Doc (Post 146170)
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. :beerchug:

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...
Have a good one...Old Dog...

OlHossCanada 08-09-2010 08:37 PM

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.

kc_matt 08-10-2010 01:24 AM

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.

BlackOctober750 08-10-2010 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kc_matt (Post 146196)
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

93VN750 08-10-2010 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hyperbuzzin (Post 146168)
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 :(

Jon

93VN750 08-10-2010 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OlHossCanada (Post 146173)
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.

Jon


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