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17 Reviewers (38.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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BoatAnchor
Nov 29 , 2008
Excellen Wrench
I've used this model for the past two years without any problems. I and am more than satisfied with the Craftsman. Easy to use, reliable."
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brian213
Dec 1 , 2008
good until it broke
As another review said, it was a good wrench. I felt the torque setting well and could hear the click loud when it occurred. Now, this was for about 6 months, then the adjustment (lock/unlock) on the handle broke and it spins free now, making it nearly useless. I've bought two or three of these in the last two years and am now thinking I will not buy any non-warrantied wrenches from Sears/Craftsman any longer. It is not good having to save the receipt in a known place. Getting these re-set to spec is also drawn out lengthy process that costs almost as much as buying another one. If it's out of spec, I use it often enough that I can't wait a few weeks for it back. I am going to check out Gearwrench and SK. This is no longer a worthwhile product in my opinion.
 

Keaganv

Houston, TX

Jan 9 , 2013
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Great job

I used it to torque pressure valve kits. It worked correctly.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BobberBill

Glendale, CA

May 3 , 2012
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Nice Torque Wrench, Good Value

I bought this torque wrench on sale for $39.99 I believe. It has served me well in the last couple years that I've had it. It's easy to set the desired torque once you figure out how to do it. The ratcheting action is really nice, so you don't have to switch tools. Also, you'll always hit your mark since it clicks when the desired torque setting is reached. It's hard to do that with a traditional torque wrench sometimes when you're wrenching in weird positions or small spaces.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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PresidioCurt

Terrytown, Louisiana

Mar 7 , 2012
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Craftsman Microtork Torque Wrench

True to Craftsman?s reputation, this torque wrench works well. It is the 'click' type torque wrench. The instructions say you may not hear the 'click' at low torques, just a slight release. I needed just 12 foot-pounds of torque for my first use. It worked perfectly for me, the 'click' was audible, and the release was easy to identify. The only negative: It was a 3/8" drive and I wanted a low torque wrench with a 1/2" drive, which Sears didn't have...

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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masonpaine

lebanon, OR

Mar 7 , 2012
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great torque wrench

I purchased this torque wrench because i am attending diesel mechanic school. and all i can say is i couldn't be happier. for the price you really can't beat it. this is a really stable and fine build product which is what i always expect from craftsman products!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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KenNTennessee

Smyrna, TN

Jan 27 , 2012
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Microtork 3/8 drive wrench is easy to use.

This is a great Torque Wrench, easy to set the exact torque with 1/2 ft lb increments.  The wrench works flawlessly every time.  I torque an average of 50 times a month, and am quite pleased with the quality, repeatability, and ease of use with this wrench.  The handle is nice and long, so reaching the maximum setting of 75 ft. lbs. is no strain.  It comes in a nice case for protected storage.  I store it set to zero, so as to keep the accuracy. 


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DanettaAllison

Powderly, TX

Jan 4 , 2012
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Craftsman Microtork Torque Wrench, 10-75 ft. lbs., 3/8 in. Drive

My husband loves it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ledsledstar

Hockley, TX

Dec 30 , 2011
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1 year warranty is a joke. Head and plastic handle break . Junk!

I bought the 1/2 inch drive micro torque wrench about 15 years ago it was lifetime warranty. About 2 years the plastic micro handle begin to strip. Since it's for my home projects I always kept it at 90 lbs. Figure I'll make time to return it later when it's convinient drive to town. Couple more years go be the pin falss out out of the allowing the rachet head to swivel. Taped the pin in place took car of that until recently the gear head shattered internally. Basically fell to pieces under residential use.

Worst part is when I took it back Sears denied warranty. Said it has only 1 year warranty. That thing cost me well over 70 bucks! Harbor Feight has better torque wrench made in China brand but I'll go with OTC or MAC. I don't want to buy name brand tools from anybody that can't stand behind them.

I took 2 1/2 inch drive AND 1 3/8 drive rachets along with me that needed replacement. Sears no longer replaces rachets they put a gear kit in it. Only 1 rachet worked after they finished and do not have much confidence in it either!  Too darn painful to bust knuckles on an engine because of junk tools!

Sinecerely,

ASE L1 master technician

Houston, Texas

Mark


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westervelt

horseheads, New York

Nov 27 , 2011
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Craftsman Microtork Torque Wrench/good wrench/no hard box includ

Nice wrench/Good price/Wish it had come with a hard case

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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HilbornNailhead

Gorham, ME

Sep 14 , 2011
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Don't waste your money on this junk

Initially, this wrench worked great, and I thought that I had made a good purchase. After very little use however, the handle started slipping and affected the torque setting. It became more and more difficult to adjust the torque setting properly, and I began to lack confidence that I was actually torqueing everything down to spec. As I only used it occassionally, I figured I would just wait until I needed to use it again, and then bring it into Sears for replacement. Boy was that a mistake. Because I had become so used to Craftsman being a quality product, and a company that stood behind their tools with a genuine lifetime warranty, I had not bothered to save the receipt of purchase. Regardless of the fact, it had been just over a year since I purchased the wrench. Sears would not replace this piece of junk, and could only recommend that I buy another (yeah right!). Unfortunately, Sears/Craftsman have gone completely downhill; the quality is extremely poor, and the respect for the customer (and their hard earned money) is absent. Don't waste your money with these guys, I know that I won't anymore.


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AquamanMopar

Canandaigua, NY

Aug 2 , 2011
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Do not buy - Junk.

I thought this was going to be an easy to use tool. The settings do not line up and at lower settings I have not felt the "release" and striped bolts. It only clicks at high settings. Since I did not use it for a while after I purchased it I can't return it.

Mechanic friend of mine said he always uses an old beam type of wrench and it stays in calibration. I may need to take a bit more time with a beam type but it seems they work well and stay in calibration.

I bought it as it was Craftsman and made in USA but I would not buy this particular product again.


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daveO

Saint Cloud, FL

Jun 9 , 2011
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Microtork Torque Wrench is merely average

This torque wrench is simply average. It serves its function and seems to do so with accuracy. The graduations on the sleeve are hard to read and can lead to incorrect torque if not read carefully. Also the locking mechanism is a pretty cheap quality. There is a locking sleeve that locks to the right, and is very easy to unlock and change your setting as you handle the tool. This alone justifys the higher price of the Snap-On and Mac alternatives, not to mention that they are much easier to read the setting. The advantage to those more expensive ones is that the locking mechanism moves up and down as opposed to left and right, and has a much more positive click when it is locked in place, and it stays locked when in use.

If I could do it over again I would simply have used the money toward the Snap-On or Mac tools especially if you plan on using this often, otherwise, if it is just for a single job here or there, you cant beat the price.


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zetasaint

Sacramento, CA

May 17 , 2011
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Handicapped Handyman Loves It

My dad is an all around handyman and has fingers on only on hand... he had been looking for something like this that wasn't over-priced. He was happy when I gave it to him for his birthday and my mom says he's barely put it down. So if dad says it's good, I believe him.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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hhawks220

Perrysburg, OH

May 4 , 2011
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Great Product, East to Use!

I love this product. I bought it when it was on sale and I think it was a steal! There's no way you could get any better deal on a quality Craftsman torque wrench like this. I do a lot of small engine repair and I love using this to take all my head bolts down to the right spec. It is exactly what I was looking for when I was looking around at the different options that Sears had for torque wrenches!

I would recommend this product to anyone!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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hwwyang

Fountain Valley, CA

Apr 28 , 2011
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Don't mess around with other brand, get this one instead

I searched for almost two weeks for a torque wrench to work on my bike. I went to all of the auto parts store and look at the ones for sale and the ones for rent. At the price point they come in, you are better of getting a craftsman on sale. I did, and never looked back. Trust me, you will not regret getting it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MirrorLake

Wheaton, IL

Apr 28 , 2011
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Craftsman Microtork Wrench BROKE absurdly quickly.

I am incredibly disappointed in this product. I bought it two weeks ago, used it maybe six or seven times, and already it has broken -- the plastic lock collar cracked right through as I was turning it to the lock position. I was not putting any undo force on it, and did not feel any significant resistance as it moved -- no more than I had felt when locking it previous times. It is now unusable, as the handle is permanantly unlocked.

Honestly, it's the fact that it broke so easily that stuns me. I understand that occasionally tools are made incorrectly, but even if that is the case here I am disappointed in the lack of quality control. I will not buy a Craftsman torque wrench again, unless they start using something more durable than plastic.


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pizatski

Mundelein, IL

Apr 5 , 2011
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Great wrench, accurate, solid to a point, and easy to use

I, like other reviewers, use this wrench on a fairly regular basis. It sees use on my car, motorycyle, and bicycle, the latter two being where proper torque is most important to my safety, let alone pocketbook.

Things I like: WAY easy to use, hardshell case included, accurate, and proper torquing every time.

Things I think could be better: the handle and locking mechanism are plastic and that frankly sucks. As long as you're careful with it and not banging it around, which you should be since it is a precision tool, it'll last. Also, gotta make sure you unwind it every time to keep it calibrated. Bring it out only when you need it, put it away as soon as you're done.

The other thing is the crap warranty. It's a hand tool and should be covered as such, but for the price, I took it. It is a Craftsman afterall.


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udontwannaknow

Charlotte, NC

Mar 31 , 2011
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WILL break for sure

I picked it up cause I thought it was a good deal..but wow

the plastic handle and setting mechanism is so flimly, it feels like its gonna break any minute. I'm not waiting for that to happen. its going back for return while I can still return it.

Do yourself a favor...look at all these reviews and don't buy this. you'll just waste your money, specially given the fact that its warranted only for such a short period. Craftsman knows it will break!


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RoverNutter

York Harbor, ME

Feb 16 , 2011
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Great Torque Wrench for the money!

This is a basic click style torque wrench, it works as it should and clicks off when you reach the desired torque. My only beef with the design is that the graduations of torque marked on the handle are engraved with no black etching to help them stand out. The graduations are hard to read in low light, I used a black sharpie to fill them in and wiped off the excess, helps a lot.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kendiy

Mountain View, CA

Dec 30 , 2010
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Broke after a few times of light use

I bought this so I could tighten my spark plugs according to its torque specification. After only a couple of uses, the ratcheting mechanism no longer worked! I took it back to my local Sears store and they were extremely unhelpful. Since I purchased it over a year ago, they said I was out of luck. They couldn't even bother to look up how much it would cost to fix. Just gave me a repair phone # and said sorry. Well, I'm sorry I purchased this product. The tool quality at Sears has really gone downhill. I estimate it cost me about $10 for every spark plug I tightened. For the prices they charge, you might as well spend a little more and get a higher quality tool.


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sp-train-77

Rancho Cordova, CA

Nov 22 , 2010
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Buy a better torque wrench

I am a big fan of Craftsman tools, I have used them for probably 55 years including my career as an aviation mechanic.  I still have and use tools that I bought 30+ years ago.  My Craftsman 3/8" drive torque wrench is not one of those tools.  This tool is very lightly constructed even for a torque wrench that is not expected to apply heavy torque values.  It just feels "cheap," you can feel the difference between "professional" torque wrenches and this one.  The vernier scale for settings is not precise making specific torque values hard to duplicate.  Mine would not hold calibration (in aviation we must have our measuring tools calibrated yearly); it would fall out of calibration after about three months.  If you are serious about tightening fasteners to specific torque values you should spend the extra money and buy a better quality torque wrench.

"Sacramento" Bruce Conklin


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pezx

Palm Harbor, FL

Oct 25 , 2010
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Works great, Precise Tool

You should definitely utilize this to torque everything to specifications.

Pros

Sturdy, Works well, nothing to get gummed up or grimy.

 

Cons

NOT a LIFETIME warranty, it is a ONE YEAR.


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mizzou99

San Bernardino, CA

Oct 10 , 2010
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Does the job

Does the job...


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RustyToad

Mims, FL

Aug 3 , 2010
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Not a bad torque wrench

I've used this wrench for about a year and it's held up great. The click is audible and easily felt so I have very little fear of over-torquing a fastener. The ratcheting is pretty good, but that's not why I bought it.

I've heard a lot of complaints about the plastic locking ring and personally, I wish they had used metal. I haven't had any problems with it, but I practically baby this wrench. It only comes out of the case when I'm going to use it and then it gets wiped down and goes back in.

For my use, this has been a nice wrench, but at full retail it's a little pricey. I managed to snag this wrench at half-off. If you can find it at that price, then I'd give it 5 stars. Otherwise, be prepared to baby this sucker or spending a little extra for heftier wrench.


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Jun 8 , 2010
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The 3/8 Dr Craftsman Micro Torque Wrench 10-75 ft. lbs is super

So far, I have used mine to service small engines without a problem.  I don't use mine as a ratchet, or flex handle.  It is used only to apply the correct amount of torque to a fastener I am tightening.  I follow the recommended tightening pattern with the recommended setting, and put anti-seize lubricant on the threads before tightening.  A good way to use it is to analyze the requirements of the job, and then select the appropriate size torque wrench to do the job with.            

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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AGrandmaof4

Red Bluff, CA

Jun 7 , 2010
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Craftsman Torque Wrench. 10-75lbs 3/8 in drive

I bought this for my twin grandsons' 13th birthday.  They love it.  They race outlaw go-karts and like working on their equipment a great starter tool for a 13 yr old...

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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