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Product review: Draper 34570 torque wrench

Draper 34570 torque wrench, £17.33
Time used:
18 months

What’s good? Japanese bikes’ cheapo build in places makes it essential to own a torque wrench.

It’s vital to prevent stripping threads, or parts falling off, and to ensure that every nut and bolt on your bike is tightened to the correct tension.

This Draper wrench is simple to use, and measures in the universal language of the workshop manual – Newton Metres, in which it measures between 10 and 80Nm.

Cylinder head bolts and brake calipers are the main fodder for mine, and this wrench hasn’t damaged them yet. It helps that it comes pre-calibrated, too.

What’s not? Nothing. Although because it’s in a separate box to my socket set, I don’t always use it when I perhaps should.


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