Q What’s the best torque wrench for ba­sic tasks?

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I’d like a torque wrench for gen­eral work on my bike and would like to know the best torque range to buy ie: 40Nm120Nm. Or would it be best to buy two to get a larger range. I am not talk­ing about strip­ping a bike right down, just gen­eral main­te­nance and tyre chang­ing etc. Peter Brown, Per­shore

A An­swered by Chris Dabbs, MCN Two dif­fer­ent wrenches will mean you are cov­ered for ev­ery­thing from en­gine cover bolts to wheel spin­dles. Smaller ones with a 3/8ths drive go up to 40-50Nm, will cope with most jobs and al­low you to get into nooks and cran­nies like the ex­haust head­ers. But if you are tight­en­ing up wheel spin­dles then you need a larger 1/2in drive wrench go­ing from 50 to 200Nm to cope. Hal­fords tools are a good start­ing point, es­pe­cially ones with a guar­an­tee.

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