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