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Old 11-07-2012, 03:38 AM   #1
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Anyone with a Precision Instruments Split Beam Torque Wrench?

Model # C2FR600H with the Flex-Head
http://www.torqwrench.com/tools/item...kCode=C2FR600H

Just wondering how much does the Flex-Head actually swing?
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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Ya, I've a 3/8" drive and a 1/2" drive. The head swings probably like 10 degrees in each direction.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:58 AM   #3
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Ok cool. I just wanted to verify. The swing seemed so limited. I guess you wouldnt want it to swing/flex too much. Probably wouldnt be as accurate. I have the 1/2" on the way too.
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It's enough swing to be noticeably helpful in most situations, and it hasn't shown any downsides yet. Definitely worth paying extra for.
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Yeah I figured id try the split beam design out. Dont have have to back it down to zero after every use. Cant wait for my 1/2" one to arrive to replace my old Craftsman. Didn't PI use to manufacture them for Snap On? I know Snap On nowadays torque wrenches are by CDI.
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Yeah I figured id try the split beam design out. Dont have have to back it down to zero after every use. Cant wait for my 1/2" one to arrive to replace my old Craftsman. Didn't PI use to manufacture them for Snap On? I know Snap On nowadays torque wrenches are by CDI.
Yeah, the Snap On thing is how I found out about Precision Instruments.

The split beams have been nice so far. The click is quieter than the normal micrometer type, but the greater durability and greater ease of use is nice.
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I have the 1/2" version - great torque wrench. The 15 degree tilt is very helpful, but small enough to not drastically reduce the torque that gets applied to the fastener (at max tilt, you'll still get about 96.5% of the torque to the fastener)
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