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1/2" Drive Torque Wrench - 0-150 ft/lbs

1/2" Drive Torque Wrench - 0-150 ft/lbs

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  • Adjust torque from 0 - 150 ft. lbs.
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W3001C Performance Tool 1/2" Drive Torque Wrench

W3001C 1/2" Drive Torque Wrench - 0-150 ft/lbs

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Performance Tool Half Inch Drive Torque Wrench Review

Today we'll be taking a look at our Performance Tools 1/2 inch Drive Torque Wrench, part number PTW3001C. Now for our at home hitch installs, we're going to need a nice trustworthy torque wrench. This is going to have the ranges from 0-foot pounds of torque all the way up to 150 foot pounds. Now the torque wrench even has a scale on it. If you have your SAE bolts 1 and 2, you're going to torque it down to 5-foot pounds, 9-foot pounds, 15-foot pounds, or 24. It's going to break it all down for you, SAE5, and over here your different bold grades. It will give you your bolt size, and the conversion. Over here, you're going to have your strengthened bolts, which are going to have your 5D and 8G.

Then your torque specifications for those as well. Now, he does have the nice swivel handle on here as well. As you're turning it, you can twist and bend your wrist. It will be fixed, it will not be the ratcheting type, so you will need to pull it off to adjust it, and go back at it again. Now, to get our bolts snug, right before we're going to torque it, we're going to use our performance tools 3/8 inch drive ratchet, part number PT20104. Now we'll go ahead and tighten it down and torque it to specifications since we've already got it ratcheted down and snug. Go ahead and place our Performance Tools torque wrench over the top, and snug it down. You can see that the needle's going to point towards whatever the torque is. For this specifications, we're going to go up to 75 pounds, which you can see it's there now. Now that we have our hitch torqued down, with our Performance Tools torque wrench, we're ready to hit the road with a nice secure hitch on the back of our vehicle.

Note that you can use this torque wrench for any application that you may need a torque wrench for. This torque wrench does even feature a life time warranty. That will do it for our review of the Performance Tools 1/2 inch drive torque wrench, part number PTW3001C.

Customer Reviews

1/2" Drive Torque Wrench - 0-150 ft/lbs - PTW3001C

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

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I ordered three items. The price was right and the delivery arrived on time as stated. This was necessary because I needed to depart on a trip the next day. Thank you! 861957

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Great price and service 600363

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Product was extremely helpful with my Timbren's install. I had no idea how little torque I was putting on the nuts and was very surprised at how much more tightening was needed after using this wrench. The wench provides very good leverage to tighten nuts. Only suggestion would be a way to mark the highest number when torque is applied, when upside down under a vehicle it can be difficult to see so this would help reassure you hit the mark. 486502


Ask the Experts about this Performance Tool Tools

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    Torque specs for trailer wheel lug nuts usually are expressed as a range of values, since there will be differences between wheels. Wheel material, lug diameter and other factors including wear determine the correct torque range. For example, a brand new steel wheel mounted for the first time may need less torque to be secured than a 10-year-old wheel that has been installed and removed several times. The linked chart provides typical torque values for a number of different trailer...
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  • Making Certain Bolts Are Torqued Properly When Installing Trailer Hitch On 2014 Jeep Patriot
    i called my contact at Curt and they told me that there are times when the side mounts on the trailer hitches will be banged around and sometime flex in causing the gap you said your hitch has. They said you need to torque the bolts holding the hitch to the frame rail to 110-ft-lbs to make sure it is secure. Using a hand ratchet or trying to judge how much torque the bolts have is just not enough. A torque wrench like part # PTW3001C will work fine when installing the hitch.
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  • Bolt Torque to Attach Reese 16K RP30047 5th Wheel Hitch Head to Legs
    I checked with Reese and when attaching the 16K head and cross member to the legs you will need to torque the 1/2 inch by 4-1/2 inch bolts to 75 foot pounds. If you need a torque wrench you can go with an economical option, # PTW3001C, or something a little more robust such as # ALL944001.
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  • Recommended Torque Specs for Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch on Subaru Outback
    There's no need to take your car to a mechanic however you'll definitely want to use a torque wrench like # PTW3001C to properly install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75673 on your Subaru Legacy. The torque specs will be in the installation instructions.
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  • What Torque Should Lug Nuts of Winnebago RL2500 be Tightened to
    Looks like your Winnebago RL2500 has 14 inch wheels that are steel which would mean you'd want to tighten the lugs to 75-85 ft lbs with a torque wrench like part # PTW3001C.
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