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Theo98
Sep 28 , 2010
Craftsman 3\8" 25-250 in. lbs., Torque Wrench-Quality Tool!

Between lawn mower, tractor and auto engine maintenance and repairs, my Craftsman Microtork 3\8" 25 to 250 in. lbs (2-20 ft. lbs.) wrench has been invaluable, providing me accurate torque settings over the past 10 years! I had worked with and fought cheaper inferior products for 10 years prior, but found this wrench to offer excellent control, positive feedback, solid build quality and great $$$ value.

When not in use, I keep the torque settings turned way down. During my calibrations and applications, I have found it to keep consistent accuracy through the middle 80%. I purchased it on sale and find its performance\value for my non-professional use to be A+! 

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ISAMEL
Jan 5 , 2009
Busted after fewer than a dozen uses
I've had this wrench (or at least the preceeding equivalent model) for two years, and it's been used probably ten or so times to tighten the lug nuts on my car and once to tighten the oil drain plug. The cheap plastic control at the base is now busted. It's never been dropped, hammered on, abused, etc, but the mechanism to lock does has broken. It's a Craftsman hand tool, so I just assumed that "Guaranteed Forever" applies and took it back to Sears only to find out that this piece of junk has only a one-year warranty. For $80, this tool should have lasted for more than ten uses and longer than two years. I would *NOT* recommend this tool to anyone, and I will think twice about purchasing Craftsmain again in the future (and at the very least will be scrutinizing the warranty from now on).
 
Aug 4 , 2014
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For use as intended

Don't know what the problem is that some are having. OK, so a few may have had a plastic handle problem. But some folks are using these to tighten lug nuts to 70 ft-lbs? Or manifold bolts to 25 ft-lbs or more? This is a "Micro" torque wrench- meaning it torques things down to something others might consider "hand tight"! It's only rated for 25-250 "INCH POUNDS"- NOT "FOOT POUNDS". You have to know what you're doing and what the tool's limitations are!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mslmg

West Chicago, IL

Jan 14 , 2014
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Craftsman Microtork? Torque Wrench, 25-250 in. lbs.

I am an avid bicyclist and perform my own bike maintenance. I needed a torque wrench to ensure all is tightened to spec. Especially when dealing with carbon fiber components. Been using it for over a year and it works as intended. No problems. Instruction sheet fine print is difficult to read.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rcaman

Bethel Park, PA

Jan 8 , 2013
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Excellent Precision Tool

I needed a small but precise torque wrench for accurate tightening of electrical lugs on electric meter sockets and breakers. This tool is perfect for the job.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GoingGone

Hugo, MN

Aug 15 , 2012
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Disapointed with Sears tool policy

I have been a life time sears customer, I bot this tork wrench a few years ago to assemble a Powered Parachute, I only used it a few times. I just took it out of box after a few years of non use and it did not work. I did not abuse it drop it or anything. I took it back and they said right off the bat we will ship it back for repairs for 59.00 . They said I could buy a new one for 69.00 . I said I would purchase elsewhere. Sears does not know it but I did buy all my tools their , a couple houses worth of appliances and more stuff than i can think of right now. That is used to I will now shop for best price everywhere if they are going to be this way. Sorry Sears you just screwed the pooch with me. I guess all policy changes over time and mine must also.

Carl S.


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dmignone

Miller Place, NY

Jul 16 , 2012
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Dont buy

Worked the first few times I used it and broke. I am an experienced backyard mechanic and did not abuse it. Buy something else. What bothers me the most is it's supposed to be made in America apparently. :(


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Teatang

New Castle, DE

Jun 14 , 2012
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Typical Craftsman

This thing worked well, until I let my roomate use it. I'm not sure what happened, but the handle was sliding up and down. When I popped the bottom cover off, i noticed the nut was loose. Now, I have to get his thing calibrated, but I don't know how much that will cost or where to do that. I guess I'll just buy another one from someone else.


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rpahule

Hibbing, MN

Apr 9 , 2012
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Torque or not to Torque

I received this item as a gift for Christmas 2012 and went to use it for the first time when I changed out the tires on my vehicle, I set the torque on the wrench and was tightening and waiting for the click, but it never happened. It was defective right out of the gate, I went to exchange it but it was only a 90 day refund / exchange on this device because it was not a professional series device and the torque wrenches have a lesser type of warranty. It is a Craftsman device and I thought all Craftsman items had a life time warranty, I guess not. The handle is nice and comfortable but is not long enough to get from the lug nuts and beyond the edge of the tire. I cannot recommend this item as it has not worked and I am out a device, approximately $79.99.


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rrkaren

Biglerville, PA

Mar 17 , 2012
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Craftsman wrench

I got this for my husband for Christmas and it does work as stated.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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silverring32

Fairbanks, AK

Mar 15 , 2012
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Works like a charm

Easy to use with no hassle. I would recommend for anyone to use. Gets the job done.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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helmet222

Sebastian, Florida

Mar 12 , 2012
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None Better!

Just bought one of these to work on an outboard motor I'm rehabbing. I initially balked a bit at the price, considering that I won't use this very often. But after using this torque wrench and comparing it to others I have, I would have paid twice what they were asking. You simply can't beat Craftsman quality.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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PShanahan

Ashburn, VA

Mar 11 , 2012
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Craftsman Microtork Torque Wrench very accurate

Well made tool that is very accurate. Free bax is very helpfull keeping tool clean and free water/rain. Box also great just incase you drop it - keeps the wrench from dings and need for recalibration. The price is great and the warranty perfect for my needs.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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brassa

Nashua, NH

Mar 9 , 2012
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great

solid and reliable..i give this a ton of use and it never fails. like the grip and accuracy has become a stable for me in my tool box as an engine assembler. i like accurate torque on all subb \\assemlies as well as my main readings. would highly reccomend

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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asorensen08

Conway, SC

Mar 8 , 2012
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Good working tool

Cons - Plastic lock collar feels like it could break / strip very easily. Will be gentle to make it last. No lifetime warranty, Mine did not have a case, was a gift so they may have purchased it without idk. Could see the micrometer style dial with 15" adjustments being easily confusing for not so bright users, but they shouldn't be holding your torque wrench anyways. Pros - Works good, precise, Seems to function very well as a precision tool should. Makes a very nice, handy addition to toolbox. Comes with factory calibration certificate and can be sent in for recalibration. Good Value

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Zerotwistknife7

Palos Heights, IL

Mar 6 , 2012
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great torque wrench with a nice and loud "click"

great torque wrench for the price, it has a nice, loud "click" that you can hear and feel to know that your nut or bolt is properly torque to specification.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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craigheon

Alfred, ME

Jan 13 , 2012
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Solid Piece of Hand-Machinery!

I purchased one of these because a friend of mine had one and I used it for a project.  I had to get my hands on one after I had used it!  Great for automotive work.  It's another piece added to my Craftsman arsenal!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rmrussell1970

Mckinney, TX

Dec 28 , 2011
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Great wrench for the price!

I purchased this wrench at a discount since it was "last years" model. I got it for $45 dollars. The wrench works great and serves it's intended purpose. It has the proper range of adjustment for it's size and operates smoothly. The only thing I find that could be improved on it is the torque markings. They could stand some contrast coloring as marks in chrome are hard to read sometimes in an environment where you are likely to be using a drop light to read by. It hardly detracts from the performance of the wrench though. Great job as always Craftsman!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Loco4x4

Long Beach, CA

Dec 28 , 2011
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Craftsman Microtork Torque Wrench, 25-250 in. lbs., good wrench.

Craftsman Microtork Torque Wrench, 25-250 in. lbs is easy to use and the price was good.


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hotvette4me

Medford, OR

Dec 28 , 2011
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awsome tool

Very easy too use. A wonderful addition to my Craftsman tool collection.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rcaman

Bethel Park, PA

Dec 20 , 2011
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The Crafstman Microtork Torque Wrench is a good tool.

As an electrician, it becomes more and more incumbant, in order to ensure quality work, to make sure bolt tightning on breakers, lugs and terminals are within manufacturer's specifications. This torque wrench is versatile, small enough to get into tight work box spaces, accurate and easy to use. It takes a little time working with it to get the feel of it, but once that short learning curve is achieved, the tool becomes handy to use and makes me feel secure knowing those manufacturer's specifications are met.

I was pleasantly surprised that the tool came with it's own rugged plastic box. That is one more thing that made this an excellent value. The fine tooth ratchet also makes this tool a great value, especially when swing space for the ratchet is limited. The tool is graduated in inch-pounds as well as newtons. The tool has an engraved serial number.

 

I read the other reviews regarding the plastic lock ring. I don't see the problem. Used within recommended directions, the plastic lock ring is more than adequate and does not present any kind of problem to the usefullness of the tool. The plastic graduation skirt is adequate and sturdy and is clear enough to see even in dimly lit areas. This is a well built wrench and it is a really good value.


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amech

Westmont, IL

Dec 15 , 2011
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Better than I expected. Good tool...

Good price... got it on black friday at 50% off. It's a good valuable tool for mechanics. Hey, it's a craftsman, what can I say?

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CAHurley

Kissimmee, FL

Dec 13 , 2011
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Excellent tool

This is not only a very accurate tool, But it saves me from over tightening or under tightening nuts and bolts. It's a must have tool for many prodjects. I don't know what I would do without it,  

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jpa2688

Bixby, OK

Dec 9 , 2011
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Craftsman Microtork is a poorly designed product.

This is the second torque wrench that has broek and caused improper torque specs during important install! When installing certain car parts requiring precise torque specs this is the most unreliable and poor quality. Not sure what craftsman was thinking using plastic parts on a torque wrench, but go figures with a one year warranty. Save your money and go with a product that has the proper warranty. Has put a very sour taste for Craftsman in general.


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lawlopez

New Boston, NH

Dec 7 , 2011
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Craftsman Microtork Torque Wrench over torque.

I was torquing up lug nuts to 70 foot pounds.

It seemed it wanted me to stand on the wrench.

I  got my old torque wrench and I was way past 70 foot pounds.

I had to use a pipe to loosen the lug nuts and to retorque the nuts using my old torque wrench.

I've used the sears wrench maybe 5 times.

I've always set it to zero which is what the instruction say.

I am extemely dissapointed.

 


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Danthetoolman2011

Newnan, GA

Nov 16 , 2011
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Decent tool - needs better documentation

I think this wrench does the job for the most part. Not so sure how accurate it really is, but it could be just what I was working on. Torqued some bolts down to 10 ft-lbs, then to 15 ft-lbs just to find they couldn't be tightened any more. This wasn't very comforting, but I'm not too worried about it in this instance.

I feel the documentation could be better. Having never used a torque wrench, it might be nice to have a little how-to guide to set the correct torque in ft-lbs when it's listed in inch-pounds on the tool. I knew how to convert, but didn't want to risk it and over-tighten the bolts.

The lock-unlock mechanism is flimsy. It can easily be unlocked while using it if you're not careful, and a little twist can change the torque setting. It's not a bad tool, but definitely make sure it's all the way locked down before using it.


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thenuma

Lees Summit, MO

Nov 8 , 2011
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A quality tool, serves my needs well.

Great micro torque wrench, works perfectly, and got the job done I had at hand (torque for graphite exhaust header gasket).

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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