Product Reviews - June 26, 2014
Torque-Angle Torque Wrenches are used for torque to yield applications which are specified predominantly for cylinder head bolts but also for main bearing caps and suspension components. Torque to yield bolts require correct sequence tightening which is essential to eliminate distortion. Torque is further applied in sequence through a series of motions, only this time instead of torque load being measured, angle of rotation is also measured.
A Digital Torque Angle wrench works in a similar way to a standard Electronic Torque wrench with the additional feature of applying angle rotation to a nut or bolt. The wrench also contains a digital readout and function screen which allows the user to easily program the required torque and angle setting. The user then applies the required torque value and any additional angle rotation. Some models allow this function be performed in one continuous motion, without having to stop and reprogram the wrench.
LED lights and an audible warning sound notify the user when the correct settings have been reached. Torque-Angle Torque Wrenches are now widely available through most tool distributors and a good quality wrench will retail from $350 and upwards. Make sure the wrench you choose allows you to apply torque and angle in one continuous motion, which will make your job much easier.