Updated January 12, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 9 Best Beam Torque Wrenches

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in December of 2018. When you’re repairing industrial components, a sturdy beam torque wrench is a must. You can’t be too meticulous when it comes to tightening elements that are critical to safety, like a vehicle’s cylinder head blocks and suspension parts. Since an exceptional model can last a lifetime, it’s important to choose wisely. Our list features selections for a variety of usage levels, needs, and budgets. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Precision Instruments 1/2-Inch Drive

2. CDI Memory Needle

3. Precision Instruments 3/8-Inch Drive

Editor's Notes

January 09, 2019:

We’ve chosen models both inexpensive and pricey, since many may only need this tool for very few jobs and therefore not want to pay for anything that’s deluxe and built to withstand extensive use. It almost goes unsaid that the single most important factor is accuracy, and from there you can choose whether you want a durable steel model and one with added amenities. Precision Instruments is an industry leader, as is reflected in the number of times it appears in our list. Some of the lightweight, more delicate choices from various manufacturers might be best suited for repairs on bikes, lawnmowers, etc.

4. Precision Instruments with Detachable Head

5. Craftsman 9-32999

6. Neiko 03727A

7. Presa 31003

8. Performance Tool M195

9. Tooluxe 03703L


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 12, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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