1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

What torque wrench to but for a series 3?

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by army ambulance, Jun 20, 2012.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. army ambulance

    army ambulance New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Posts:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    What torque wrench should i buy for my series 3? like what size or make or strength. Link to websites would be great!

    Thanks
     
  2. army ambulance

    army ambulance New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Posts:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Or any other very useful tools that might help me on my journey to being able to fix my land rover!
     
  3. scrappyloz

    scrappyloz Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Posts:
    383
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Hereford,Herefordshire
    I have a 1/2 inch snap-on techangle wrench. The good news is that it has degrees built in so you dont need an angle gauge to do stretch bolts. they can also be had for around 150 pounds second hand, which is a bargain as they are around 500 pounds new.
     
  4. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Posts:
    79,918
    Likes Received:
    6,306
    Location:
    Embasinga stocæ
    for the same price (£150) - yu could get all three Halfrauds pro range torque wrenches. Limetime warranty too.
     
  5. samc88

    samc88 Drivels spiritual representative

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Posts:
    2,817
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Anglesey, North Wales
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  6. scrappyloz

    scrappyloz Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Posts:
    383
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Hereford,Herefordshire
    Sorry i dont trust or use halfrauds crap at all. and mines digital :)
     
  7. waldershelf

    waldershelf Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Posts:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    In the hills north west of Sheffield
    Yawn Yawn SnapOn Yawn. Most of us live in the real world and don't need the supposed "quality" of SnapOn and certainly aren't prepared to spend SnapOn money. If you can drop on SnapOn tools second hand at the right price fair enough.

    I certainly wouldn't pay £150 for a second hand torque wrench whatever the make in preference to a new one from Halfords for £50, you have no idea how it has been treated or how far it's calibration has drifted. Or do you pay the SnapOn man to send it away for regular calibration? If you don't you should because it will have drifted.

    There are plenty of other tools available at cheaper prices that are just as "fit for purpose" as SnapOn especially for the home mechanic.

    When I used to work in the motor trade most of the workshop tools were SnapOn, not because they were better than the alternatives but because the SnapOn rep' used to call every week and replace all the things we had broken, admitted their guarantee is very good (or rather used to be, increasingly there are get outs)

    For the OP's information Hafords pro range of tools are more than good enough quality for the home mechanic and come with a lifetime warranty (just like SnapOn) and their torque wrenches always get very good reviews in independent tests (check out the autoexpress website).
     
    59viper and Colthebrummie like this.
  8. Pikey

    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Posts:
    47,165
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    in Baron Wet Bum's Slave pit..
    Here fooking here. too many tool snobs in this world, for my liking. I've got loads of Haslfrauds pro tools and never had anby problems with any of them. Or found myself thinking "I wish I'd bought Snap on"..
     
    59viper likes this.
  9. jamesmartin

    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Posts:
    74,374
    Likes Received:
    7,419
    Location:
    louth lincs
    depends on how much you use them ,
     
  10. waldershelf

    waldershelf Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Posts:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    In the hills north west of Sheffield
    Agreed, to a point. I would guess from the OP that he's quite new to the spannering lark and is looking to build a toolkit for a novice mechanic i.e fit for purpose quality at sensible prices.

    In my experience it's the convenience of the rep that calls that makes SnapOn so popular with the trade, they certainly aren't the "best" tools out there and they are expensive. Remember it's the customer who is paying for the rep and his nice van, a cost most tool suppliers don't have.
     
  11. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Posts:
    79,918
    Likes Received:
    6,306
    Location:
    Embasinga stocæ
    exactly
    for the non garage peep, the rep aint gonna be interested. Certainly not on a Sunday at 2:0 pm.
     
    59viper likes this.
  12. waldershelf

    waldershelf Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Posts:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    In the hills north west of Sheffield
    But your local Halfords will be open.

    I think I should point out that I own very few Halfords tools, the few that I do own have been absolutely fine but then I tend not to mistreat tools (unless I have to ;)).
     
  13. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Posts:
    79,918
    Likes Received:
    6,306
    Location:
    Embasinga stocæ
    I dont think they would be interested in honouring a snap-on warranty - or do yu suggest buying one of each?
     
  14. Pikey

    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Posts:
    47,165
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    in Baron Wet Bum's Slave pit..

    Daft takes ya meds.. He's agreeing with yu!!! on using Halfrauds.. :doh:
     
    59viper likes this.
  15. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Posts:
    79,918
    Likes Received:
    6,306
    Location:
    Embasinga stocæ
    i know he is. my point is that snap on arent always the best option.
     
  16. Pikey

    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Posts:
    47,165
    Likes Received:
    349
    Location:
    in Baron Wet Bum's Slave pit..
    If ya int A pro mechanic or very very stoopid Snap on is never the right option..
     
  17. jamesmartin

    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Posts:
    74,374
    Likes Received:
    7,419
    Location:
    louth lincs
    certainely for occaisional diy snapon is a bit overkill ,but for somone like me that uses them a lot ,the thin wall and strength of snapon sockets is a necessity ,it is quality thats why its popular its not the only expensive quality tool, but quality is expensive in any trade or make of tool ,you can tell the difference when used regulary and takes the quality of snapon or equal to not split a 3/8 thin wall socket on 1/2 battery gun
     
  18. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Posts:
    79,918
    Likes Received:
    6,306
    Location:
    Embasinga stocæ
    I learnt a lesson a long time ago James. I was selling UK manufactured printer cables at £18 a throw. The component costs were over a tenner. I got invited to see a major buyer for a computer company. After going through all my speill, the quality and low lead times etc, he turned to me and said "I accept everything you say, but why should i buy from you when I can get them for 45p from China? If I throw away 35 out of every 40, I am still better off." A sallutory lesson :eek:.
     
    59viper likes this.
  19. jamesmartin

    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Posts:
    74,374
    Likes Received:
    7,419
    Location:
    louth lincs
    because you wouldnt be able to undo half the stuff i have to at the speed i do with cheap **** , even if you bought lots of them ,ie bihex bolt heads are bad enough when new ,and you try and use the bolt extractor sockets on bihex head ,not all rules of thumb cross over
     
  20. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Posts:
    79,918
    Likes Received:
    6,306
    Location:
    Embasinga stocæ
    at the end of the day, James, if you are happy. that is all that matters. Maybe the OP hasnt the same choice?
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >