Updated January 14, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 7 Best Torque Limiting Extensions

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Whether you’re a professional mechanic or a DIYer, when your projects involve tightening nuts and bolts with an impact wrench, you'll save significant time by attaching a torque limiting extension. This valuable invention will also help ensure you don't accidentally apply too much force, which could damage equipment. Here we list the best models based on quality, ease of use, and price. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, 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. Capri Tools 30083

2. ABN 1/2-Inch Drive

3. Astro 78810

Editor's Notes

January 10, 2019:

We’ve chosen models in sets as well as single sticks, since some will be using these frequently on multiple vehicles, whereas others may only be servicing their own car on occasion. Some of the models come with sockets for those who need them. The top priority for torque limiting extensions is accuracy, with durability as a close second. The products here will provide a large measure of both, and are easy enough to learn to use.

4. Steelman 50090A

5. Neiko 02450A

6. Sunex 5335TE

7. Astro Tools 78818


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on January 14, 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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