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Talk the torque with a Norbar Industrial Ratchet Torque Wrench Mushroom Head 3/8in Square Drive

The Norbar Torque Wrench is an excellent solution to the torque wrenches often seen in use with professional mechanics, technicians and engine builders. Although it may just look like a big ratchet, the Norbar Torque Wrench has a special internal mechanism which is set-up using the collar on the handle of the wrench to apply a specific, pre-determined amount of torque (force) to a nut, bolt or other type of fastener. Once the desired torque level is set, simply use the torque wrench like a normal ratchet until you feel and hear a click from within the internals of your torque wrench.

You might be wondering why such a specific torque setting is required when working on your car, but it is really something you shouldn't overlook. Certain driveline components including something as simple as your wheels have recommended torque settings to ensure they remain tight throughout heat cycles, road vibration and other kinds of abuse so you stay safe and intact on the roads. Other instances where torque wrenches are required is when assembling vital engine components such as con-rod bolts, head bolts, water pumps and so forth. Torque settings are required here to ensure that no damage is done to components or the engine block by overtightening and stretching threads or leaving things too loose and causing catastrophic engine failure in the future. Check your manufacturer specifications for exact torque figures when using this tool as all engines and drivelines vary greatly. Keep an eye out for TTY or 'torque to yield' settings too, this requires you to tighten to a specified setting and then add a quarter or half turn for example. Ditch the rattle gun and opt for a more calculated, satisfying approach with our full range of hand tools in-store or online with Repco today.

Workshop tough and durable, Specifications and Features include:

  • Length: 335 mm
  • Square Size: 3/8in (1/2in adaptor included)
  • Ratchet Teeth: 72
  • Ratchet Type: Industrial Mushroom head
  • Ratchet Diameter: 35 mm
  • Supplied with a 1/2in Sq. Dr. adaptor
  • Operates between: 10.00 to 50.00 Nm (0.50 Increment) and 7.50 to 37.50 lbf/ft (0.50 Increment)
  • Total Weight: 0.71kg
  • Factory calibrated to +/- 3% and the new mechanism ensures that the accuracy is retained for longer
  • Secure push/pull locking mechanism is quick and intuitive to use and prevents accidental adjustment
  • Unique on a torque wrench, the TimeStrip gives a visual indication that the wrench is due for re-calibration
  • Supplied with a Calibration Certificate, which meets the requirements of ISO 6789-2:2017
  • The square drive features a finger grip on the top (mushroom head) that assists with running down the nut until resistance is met

Norbar was established from a wartime need and incorporated in 1943 and became the first company in Britain to commercially manufacture torque wrenches. The initial demand was driven by the need for the gasket-less cylinder head of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine to be accurately tightened. Bill Brodey and his partner Ernest Thornitt obtained a licence from Britain's wartime Government to begin manufacture of torque wrenches and Norbar was born.

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