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sinewave
10-05-2007, 07:36 AM
Does anyone have a link to a site that sells a DECENT A/C Torque Wrench set complete with a good selection of open ended fittings?

The set I use now, which is the only one I've seen for sale is the cheap & tacky Refco one.

I've never been impressed with it's quality or reliability and recently it's stripped the flare off a few 1/4 flares despite being set at 18NM!

All the Automotive units (before someone suggests it) don't have any bigger open ended fittings than 23mm! :(

monkey spanners
10-05-2007, 09:14 PM
I think dean and wood sells a decent one but my catalogue is out of date. Am looking to get one myself so any feedback would be good.

Jon

clivemtk
10-05-2007, 09:56 PM
so you have looked in snapon catalogue

sinewave
10-05-2007, 10:34 PM
Not directly, but my mate is the Service Manager at a local Main Dearler garage and they have a Toolman who comes weekly and supplies all the major brands of tools.

I left the REFCO Kit for him to look at and to see what he could come up with and he drew a blank.


Getting a decent Torque Wrench is not the problem, it's getting the range of open ended fittings! :(

Most engineering parts which require specilist torque settings are things like Cylinder Heads etc etc, and these generaly have multiple bolts of 10mm or smaller and to boot do not require open ended fittings.

A/C nuts of 23mm plus which require torque settings are a unique breed it seems! :confused:

Latte
11-05-2007, 09:00 PM
Hi All,

Just had an SRW catalogue drop through my letterbox today

633 Torque wrench set 10-75nm in 17,22,24,26,27,29mm
35.75

633b 10-108.5nm
17,22,24,26,27,29mm
39.00

Refco :eek: TW7 10-75nm
17.19.22.24.27.29mm
39.75

All the suppliers so them HRP,NRS,D&W,RPW,SRW. Its just how much time you want to spend going roung looking at prices although these SRW ones are the cheapest i have seen so far
www.SRWonline.co.uk

Regards

Raymond

sinewave
12-05-2007, 03:54 PM
Yes, I've had that flyer too Raymond!


If you look carefully the Wrenches look identical and the bottom line is the price says it all! :(


40 all in is TOO CHEAP for anything remotely decent, or more importantly accurate!


A quality Torque Wrench on it's own can range from 100 -300 without fittings so 40 all in must/is Cheap Tat! :confused:

Birds
12-05-2007, 11:59 PM
Sinewave

If you want really good quality. This company supply purpose made kit either pre set individual or adjustable set. They supply to Space Air. The adjustable set is about 499.00 www.torqueleader.com I have a set of individual preset wrenches but find some sizes don't fit other than Daikin kit. I think 1/2" is normally the problem. But I notice the adjustable kit has 7 spanner ends so maybe they cover all.

PS
I don't think they list the refrigeration tools on the website but a phone call will get you more info.


Hope this Helps

Birds

airconadam
21-05-2007, 10:14 PM
i use the dean and wood one never had any problems and seals them good as long as the flares are good should be no prob thanks adam