What are the different type of torque tools

Posted by Aubrey Ivy / Pro Torque Tools on Apr 19th 2023

There are many different types of torque tools available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Here is a brief description of each type:

  • Beam torque wrench:This is the most basic type of torque wrench. It consists of a long, slender beam with a scale on one side and a socket on the other. The user sets the desired torque by moving the socket along the beam until the desired torque is indicated on the scale. Beam torque wrenches are relatively inexpensive and easy to use, but they are not as accurate as other types of torque wrenches.
  • Clicking torque wrench:This type of torque wrench works in a similar way to a beam torque wrench, but it has a clicking mechanism that alerts the user when the desired torque has been reached. This makes it easier to avoid over-tightening or under-tightening fasteners. Clicking torque wrenches are more expensive than beam torque wrenches, but they are more accurate and easier to use.
  • Digital torque wrench:This type of torque wrench uses a digital display to show the user the amount of torque being applied. Digital torque wrenches are the most accurate type of torque wrench, but they are also the most expensive.
  • Torque screwdriver:This type of torque wrench is designed for use with small screws. It has a small, lightweight head that makes it easy to reach into tight spaces. Torque screwdrivers are not as accurate as other types of torque wrenches, but they are a good option for use with small screws.

The type of torque wrench that is best for you will depend on your needs and budget. If you only need to tighten a few fasteners occasionally, a beam torque wrench may be sufficient. If you need to tighten a large number of fasteners or need to be very accurate, a clicking or digital torque wrench is a better option. And if you need to tighten small screws, a torque screwdriver is the best choice.

Here are some additional tips for choosing and using a torque wrench:

  • Choose a torque wrench that has a range that is appropriate for the fasteners you will be tightening.
  • Make sure the torque wrench is calibrated before using it.
  • Always use the correct socket size for the fastener you are tightening.
  • Apply the torque slowly and evenly.
  • Do not over-tighten or under-tighten fasteners.
  • Store your torque wrench in a safe place when not in use.