Product Reviews - June 26, 2014
With a tried and tested design from Australia that has been around for over 60 years, the deflecting beam torque wrench has proven to be a tool that is handed down from generation to generation. They work by applying torque to a deflecting beam rather than a coil spring which prolongs the life of the wrench and also ensures extreme accuracy. A dual signal feature (visual and audible) ensures that the operator knows when the desired torque has been reached.
A disadvantage is that it does not contain a ratchet head which some may prefer and the majority of models can only be used in one direction for tightening nuts or bolts. However, by attaching products such as ratchet adaptor or a torque-angle adaptor to the deflecting beam torque wrench, certain obstacles can be overcome and the wrench becomes much more versatile. The deflecting beam torque wrench has a simple design with proven results and reliability. It is a product that will maintain its accuracy over the long term due to it containing no wearing parts.
Check to see if the product you are purchasing is an Australian made original or an overseas imitation.