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muo
 muo
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torque wrench options

what are some good torque wrench options adjustable and non-adjustable that you guys have used especially for nozzle and maby even M3 nuts and bolts for a kit?

Posted : 21/01/2020 10:20 pm
jwvaughn
(@jwvaughn)
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RE: torque wrench options

Here is what I use:

https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-Firearms-Accurizing-Torque-Wrench/dp/B07YXCX5JT
https://www.amazon.com/Silverhill-Tools-ABSHEXM-Metric-H1-5/dp/B07FMDJ3CH/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=metric+hex+silverhill&qid=1579648771&sr=8-4v

The hex bits that come with the torque wrench are imperial which is the reason for purchasing the metric hex bits.

 

Posted : 21/01/2020 11:23 pm
Sembazuru
(@sembazuru)
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RE: torque wrench options
Posted by: @jerry-v2

Here is what I use:

https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-Firearms-Accurizing-Torque-Wrench/dp/B07YXCX5JT
https://www.amazon.com/Silverhill-Tools-ABSHEXM-Metric-H1-5/dp/B07FMDJ3CH/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=metric+hex+silverhill&qid=1579648771&sr=8-4v

The hex bits that come with the torque wrench are imperial which is the reason for purchasing the metric hex bits.

 

Nice. I'll have to pick myself up one of those torque wrenches. Last time I looked for small range torque wrenches I didn't even think of looking at gunsmith tools, and all the torque wrenches in that range that I found were all well over a hundred. This will be much more reliable and accurate than the torque thing that I printed.

How many inch-pounds do you dial in for nozzle changing?

See my (limited) designs on:
PrusaPrinters - https://www.prusaprinters.org/social/1448-sembazuru/prints
Thingiverse - https://www.thingiverse.com/Sembazuru/designs...
Posted : 22/01/2020 4:01 am
jwvaughn
(@jwvaughn)
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RE: torque wrench options

@sembazuru

I am embarrassed to admit it but I do the nozzle by feel. I probably should use a torque wrench but so far so good...

Posted : 22/01/2020 6:53 am
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Clemens M.
(@clemens-m)
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RE: torque wrench options

@jerry-v2

I think as if the whole printer is made of (high quality) plastic, it is always worth to work with feel and not with force. I don´t use tools with torque wrench option but I always make me aware that I have plastic parts in front of me. (You can always tighten the screws later on if you encounter problems by loose connections)

Best regards

Posted : 22/01/2020 8:39 am
Sembazuru
(@sembazuru)
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RE: torque wrench options
Posted by: @jerry-v2

@sembazuru

I am embarrassed to admit it but I do the nozzle by feel. I probably should use a torque wrench but so far so good...

Reminds me of AvE's "Errrrrr-*CLICK*" torque wrench effects. 🤣 

See my (limited) designs on:
PrusaPrinters - https://www.prusaprinters.org/social/1448-sembazuru/prints
Thingiverse - https://www.thingiverse.com/Sembazuru/designs...
Posted : 22/01/2020 3:16 pm
Bodo
 Bodo
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RE: torque wrench options

I use these for the nozzle:

The socket, I selected on purpose - it has a retainer that holds the hex, so the hot nozzle won't fall out, and also can rest on the table in the socket until it cools down.

Like many other sockets, this one is so deep, only a ~millimeter sticks out of it. Not enough to safely thread the nozzle in. So I put an M4 nut into the socket, which won't fall out thanks to the retainer. Now, the most part of the thread sticks out.

This post was modified 2 years ago by Bodo
Posted : 24/01/2020 10:31 pm
justin.sstafford1990
(@justin-sstafford1990)
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RE: torque wrench options

I only use a non-adjustable torque wrench, so I can recommend Craftsman. He has a lot of positive reviews from customers and also has a blog review here https://torquewrenchguide.com/about-me/   I have been using it myself for over two years, so I recommend it.

Posted : 14/09/2020 11:16 am
mjlewis37
(@mjlewis37)
Trusted Member
RE: torque wrench options

I printed 2 of these in 2nm and 3nm using and for my i3 MK3.

The 3nm apparently is the Prusa spec, but felt like a bit much for tightening the nozzle. I then printed the 2nm wrench and used that.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2613057

Posted : 14/09/2020 3:20 pm
mjlewis37
(@mjlewis37)
Trusted Member
RE: torque wrench options

Oh, at Ace Hardware I got a DeWalt hex to 1/4 inch socket adapter and a Craftsman 7mm socket.

These work well enough for changing the E3D nozzle. Enough nozzle sticks out of the socket to work OK, but a shorter, magnet or holding socket would be nicer.

This post was modified 1 year ago by mjlewis37
Posted : 14/09/2020 3:34 pm
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