Using a Manual Torque Wrench Safely and Effectively: A Step-by-Step Guide

Operating Instructions


Safety First: Before you begin using the manual torque wrench, ensure you are wearing appropriate safety gear, including ANSI-approved safety goggles and heavy-duty work gloves. This will protect your eyes from flying debris and your hands from potential injuries.

Clean and Inspect: Take the time to clean the threads of the nut or bolt that you will be tightening. Any dirt or debris on the threads can affect the accuracy of the torque reading. Inspect the Torque Wrench for any signs of damage, such as cracks, loose parts, or misalignment. If you notice any damage, do not use the torque wrench and have it repaired or replaced by a qualified technician.

Socket Selection: Choose the appropriate socket size that fits snugly onto the nut or bolt. A loose-fitting socket can slip and cause inaccurate torque readings, potentially leading to over- or under-tightening.

Attaching the Socket: Firmly press the socket onto the drive anvil of the torque wrench. Ensure the socket is securely seated and will not come loose during operation.

manual torque wrench structure

Setting the Torque

Unlock the torque setting: Locate the lock knob on the bottom of the torque wrench handle. Turn the lock knob counterclockwise until it stops to unlock the torque setting mechanism.

Adjust the Torque Value: Turn the knurled handle on the torque wrench to set the desired torque value. Refer to the markings on the torque wrench or the instruction manual to determine the appropriate torque setting for the specific application.

Aligning the Markings: To set the torque to 55 ft-lbs, for example:

a. Rotate the knurled handle (clockwise or counterclockwise) until the "0" graduation on the bevel edge aligns with the 50 ft-lbs marking. The 50 ft-lbs line may be obscured at this point.

set the torque to 55 ft-lbs

b. Continue turning the knurled handle about half a turn clockwise until the "5" graduation mark aligns with the centerline. This indicates that the torque is set to 55 ft-lbs.

Lock the Torque Setting: Once the desired torque value is set, re-tighten the lock knob by turning it clockwise until it stops. This will secure the torque setting and prevent it from changing accidentally.

Lock the Torque Setting

Direction Switch: Set the direction switch on the torque wrench to the desired direction of operation, either clockwise or counterclockwise. The direction switch should be in the clockwise position for tightening nuts and bolts.

Tightening the Nut or Bolt

Positioning the Torque Wrench: Place the socket of the torque wrench onto the nut or bolt that you want to tighten. Ensure the socket is firmly seated and aligned with the nut or bolt.

Gradual Application of Force: Slowly and steadily pull the handle of the torque wrench in the direction indicated by the direction switch. Apply force gradually, allowing the torque wrench to register the applied torque.

Listening for the Click: As you tighten the nut or bolt, listen or feel for a click from the torque wrench. This click indicates that the pre-set torque value has been reached.

Releasing the Force: Once you hear or feel the click, stop applying force immediately. Do not continue tightening beyond the click, as this could over-tighten the nut or bolt and potentially damage the fastener or surrounding components.

Reset the Torque Wrench: After releasing the force, the torque wrench will automatically reset to its initial position.

3/4,3/8 Inch Preset Torque Wrench,TGK Series

Completion and maintenance

Final Checks: When you have finished tightening all the nuts or bolts, loosen the lock knob and set the torque wrench to the lowest torque setting before storing it. This will help maintain the accuracy of the torque wrench.

Storage: Store the torque wrench in a safe place, out of reach of children and protected from moisture and extreme temperatures.

Regular Maintenance: For optimal Performance and accuracy, have the torque wrench calibrated and serviced by a qualified technician every 6 months.

By following these detailed instructions, you can ensure that you are using the torque wrench safely and effectively to achieve the correct torque for your specific application. Remember, proper torque application is crucial for preventing fastener failure and ensuring the safety and integrity of the components you are working on.

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