Eastwood Adapter Creates Torque Accuracy with Standard Wrenches

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Eastwood has developed Digital Torque Adapters which turns any standard 3/8" or 1/2" ratchet into a precision torque wrench. The Eastwood adapters create a precise, electronic, torque-measuring fastening tool for about the cost of an old-fashioned "clicker"-type torque wrench. When Eastwood's Digital Torque Adapter is placed in between a standard ratchet and the socket or socket extension about to be turned, accurate, torque-appropriate fastening is achieved.

Eastwood Electronic Torque Angle Adapter

"The new Eastwood Torque Adapters are designed for those working on modern vehicles that require torquing to a set value, followed by measuring rotational angle.

The Eastwood Company has launched Digital Torque Adapters that convert any 3/8” or 1/2” ratchet into a precision torque wrench. The Eastwood Torque Adapters offer accuracy equaling or exceeding that of many digital torque wrenches on the market at DIY prices.

For those working on modern vehicles that require torquing to a set value, followed by measuring rotational angle, Eastwood developed two torque adapters that measure angle.

"Over-torque a bolt and it'll fail; under-torque it and it can loosen (as will the part you were trying to secure). Here's how to get it right without having to buy a new torque wrench," said Mark Robidoux, inventor and Eastwood product manager.

With Eastwood torque adapters, frequently used torque readings can be set and stored in memory. The Eastwood adapters work with all brands of 3/8"- or 1/2"-drive ratchets.

It is easy to achieve accurate fastening by placing the Eastwood Torque Adapter in between a standard ratchet and the socket or socket extension. Eastwood adapters measure torque from 15-150 ft.–lbs. and 20-200N-m (Newton-meters) and is accurate to +/-1%, clockwise and counterclockwise.

In addition to a high degree of accuracy, they warn both visually and audibly. The backlit digital LCD displays torque setting and torque reached, and an audible buzzer sounds when the preset torque level is attained.

Eastwood markets unique tools and supplies for repair, restoration, and modification of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Founded in 1978, Eastwood constantly strives to develop new products to serve the home automotive hobbyist, as well as individuals and organizations focused on the restoration and preservation of automobiles and motorcycles. Writers are always welcome to use any article in Eastwood's Free Tech Library, with attribution. Contact Connie LaMotta at conniela(at)mac(dot)com

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