Torque setting on Lug Nuts - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-21-2015, 06:19 PM   #29
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Definitely not silly questions. Remember many took auto shop through school, I went through 2 years additional technical college plus 2 year apprenticeship.

Yes if you apply too much load to a torque wrench in either direction you can damage the calibration, but a click type torque wrench should measure torque in both a clockwise and counter clockwise direction. If you set the torque value and use it to loosen as long as you do not exceed the maximum designed torque for that wrench it should be fine. What you should not do is apply excessive load on the wrench in either direction.

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Old 04-21-2015, 06:21 PM   #30
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I see this one that I almost bought (someone might have provided a link to it) appears to work in reverse, too. I went with the Sears because of the rubber handle, but then I had to buy and extender as well, and the case it comes in doesn't hold the extender nor is it a fully enclosed case like the Gorilla. It looks like I keep what I got so far and get a breaker bar, or return the sears items and get the Gorilla. The rubber handle was the biggest draw for the Sears - in the end, it cost more with the add-ons, even before the breaker bar.

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Old 04-21-2015, 07:52 PM   #31
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Tighten 'em 'til they break then back-off an eighth of a turn!

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