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  1. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    My elbow is out of calibration and i would like to use a torque screwdriver instead, its something ive been putting off but i have finally caved.

    What torque screwdriver is everyone using?

    A little review would also be helpful
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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  4. Zdb
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    Zdb Regular EF Member

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    I use the Wera Kraftform torque set.

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  5. elsparko
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    elsparko Regular EF Member

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    nothing will beat "that feeling" of just knowing
     
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  6. Zdb
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    Zdb Regular EF Member

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    I know what you're saying but with a torque screwdriver you "know" without doubt that you've followed the manufacturer's instructions to the letter (or number).
     
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  7. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    Yeah I really want one for final fuse board checks so that I can prove they are tight. I’m not a fan of the interchangeable blades I prefer separate screwdrivers if I’m honest. Just want to cover my bases..
     
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  8. elsparko
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    elsparko Regular EF Member

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    i suppose on more sensitive equipment where there is a chance of snapping the head of the screw off the tiny terminals,

    for board swaps i use my drill on 3rd torque setting to hold in place before finishing off with manual driver

    do see alot of snapped lighting circuit neutrals where someone has screwed right through the conductors, same with earths

    human sense of touch is pretty amazing, put a tiny bit of grit on a flat surface, run your finger over it and youll feel it
     
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  9. elsparko
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    elsparko Regular EF Member

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    anything interchangable tends to get lost
     
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  10. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    I have a draper one that i bought last year after the scum broke into my old van and stole a load of kit. had to get one at last minute and it was the only one in stock at the time. does the job, dont use it too much in all honesty but cant fault it. nice and easy to adjust too.
     
  11. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    I got one of those whia
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    sets, the bits can fit in the teeny whiny terminals, well not all of em!
    I'd also recommend getting some of those 'Plusminus/Pozidrive' SL/PZ1 & 2, if the set doesn't contain them.
     
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  12. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    After looking at the extortionate prices for what is in essence a glorified screwdriver i think i might stick with the trusted technique of swear tight. I have thankfully never had a connection come loose or caused arcing due to a loose connection so im going to give it a miss.

    Seems like another scam within the industry in which scare mongering is used, thanks for the input guys but im being a tight git atm.
     
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  13. Ian1981
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    Ian1981 Electrician's Arms

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    I couldn’t be arsed to get one calibrated every year to be honest
     
  14. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    Every year! Another thing we have to pay for yearly, that along with MFT calibration is getting tiresome.
     
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  15. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Damn, I knew I had to do something. Thanks for reminding me.

    Now what was that again :rolleyes:
     
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