Power at Work: BACK TO BASICS – PART III: All you ever wanted to know about torque

A torque wrench is a key part of your tool kit. Knowing how to use it for the maximum efficiency and safety can greatly enhance your mechanical performance


My first two back to basics articles brought so much response that I decided to add a third – this time on torque.

By now, most of you should have at least one torque wrench in your shop. There are many occasions when bolts or nuts must be tightened to a predetermined uniform torque.

Better Farming - May 2008