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Old 03-25-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Canadian Tire Digital Torque Adaptor Sale for $39.95

Just saw this in this week's flyer starting tomorrow for 39.95.

It goes between your bits and your driver.. 1/2 or 3/8".. Good for general use for those without a torque wrench or test out how far off is your torque wrenches.
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sounds like a good buy
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Pretty interesting, does anyone know how accurate these things are? Or if they need to be re calibrated from time to time?
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:34 PM   #4
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I have a Craftsman version, since this is done via strain sensors, typically you don't need to recalibrate other than zeroing. However I have no experience with this unit other than seeing it on the flyer.

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Pretty interesting, does anyone know how accurate these things are? Or if they need to be re calibrated from time to time?
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up, I just got one. Makes me wonder how accurate these things are, it shows that my old HomeDepot Husky torque wrench is quite a bit off. When I set the Husky to 80 ft lbs for my lug nuts, this digital guage shows 70 ft lbs. I guess I'll borrow someone else's torque wrench to test out.
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IMASA,

Did yours come with a quality certificate from the manufacturer like this?


In the US, this is imported by Alltrade and marketed under the PowerBuilt brand:
Check their video out.

In Japan, it's sold under the "Spider" name--I don't know if that's the OEM manufacturer's own brand or not. I think it's made in Taiwan (what does your packaging say?). Here's a site that mentions the accuracy of the unit based on drive size: 1/4" unit = +/- 4%; 3/8" unit = +/- 2%; 1/2" unit = +/- 2%
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Did yours come with a quality certificate from the manufacturer like this?
1/4" unit = +/- 4%; 3/8" unit = +/- 2%; 1/2" unit = +/- 2%

Yeah, the paper I have is similar. It doesn't say Spider though, but is signed by Jack and Allen, and yeah, I recall reading somewhere on the instructions that it's made in Taiwan.
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