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Just to add a bit to what Ilya said:
 
Hold the torque driver in your hand and so that you see one side of driver arm with 6 torque settings, laser marked on that side. Apply force clockwise to the handle finger groove until handle "breaks over".
Now, do the same, but hold the driver so that you can see the other side of the driver arm with the other 6 torque settings. This time, "break over" force will be different in value. 
 
Two different forces to "break over" handle to the left and to the right of the driver arm are provided by the design of the locking ball detent. When you change the driver arm side, these two forces change places. Because you only use clockwise rotation, only one of two available foces is used for tightening of the fasteners. The other force becomes "active" only when you flip the torque driver over to the other side.      
 
2 pre-set forces x 6 fixed distances = 12 pre-set torque values.   
 
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I was going to buy one today...But SWFA doesn't have any...
If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
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Brady placed an order for kits, will be shipping his order next week.
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Originally posted by kortik kortik wrote:

Just to add a bit to what Ilya said:
 
Hold the torque driver in your hand and so that you see one side of driver arm with 6 torque settings, laser marked on that side. Apply force clockwise to the handle finger groove until handle "breaks over".
Now, do the same, but hold the driver so that you can see the other side of the driver arm with the other 6 torque settings. This time, "break over" force will be different in value. 
 
Two different forces to "break over" handle to the left and to the right of the driver arm are provided by the design of the locking ball detent. When you change the driver arm side, these two forces change places. Because you only use clockwise rotation, only one of two available foces is used for tightening of the fasteners. The other force becomes "active" only when you flip the torque driver over to the other side.      
 
2 pre-set forces x 6 fixed distances = 12 pre-set torque values.   
 

Thank you for your reply. I really like this tool! Wish I had gotten it sooner! 
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You're very welcome.
 
And please feel free to ask any questions, express concerns or offer suggestions.
 
For those interested, SWFA should have torque driver kits back in stock soon. As I've mentioned, Brady promptly placed an order last week, it just takes me a bit more time to ship them, which typically happens because of the need to take care of some urgent stuff right away upon return from the Shot Show.
 
 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Originally posted by kortik kortik wrote:

Just to add a bit to what Ilya said:
 
Hold the torque driver in your hand and so that you see one side of driver arm with 6 torque settings, laser marked on that side. Apply force clockwise to the handle finger groove until handle "breaks over".
Now, do the same, but hold the driver so that you can see the other side of the driver arm with the other 6 torque settings. This time, "break over" force will be different in value. 
 
Two different forces to "break over" handle to the left and to the right of the driver arm are provided by the design of the locking ball detent. When you change the driver arm side, these two forces change places. Because you only use clockwise rotation, only one of two available foces is used for tightening of the fasteners. The other force becomes "active" only when you flip the torque driver over to the other side.      
 
2 pre-set forces x 6 fixed distances = 12 pre-set torque values.   
 

Thank you for your reply. I really like this tool! Wish I had gotten it sooner! 

It is indeed a really nice tool.  SO nice that I had to buy one despite the fact that Mr. Kortik is permanently off my Hanukkah list (the man thought I was in my mid-50s...)

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Ilya,
 
I admit I have a vision problem, which causes me often to fail to estimate certain things with required degree of accuracy.  I'm not sure I was wearing glasses when we met, so things like age and distance estimates could have been in error. My fault, and you're certainly a good man in your 20s... 
 
Please forgive me and put me back on the Hannukah list, O.K.?
 
 
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I got mine in the mail last week...Re torquing everything in the safe! A great little tool.
If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
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Sounds like someone got a bit "torqued" about his age! Big Smile 
Kortik, thanks for the explanations on some of the technical details related to torque wrenches.
Reaction time is a factor...
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Ilya is just kiding, he is a nice guy...
 
Ask me any questions you want, wil be happy yo expain if I can...
 
Thank you all, gentlemen, for your interest and business.
 
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I have a question, does the length of the bit adapter shaft effect the torque output of the device?
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

I have a question, does the length of the bit adapter shaft effect the torque output of the device?
No, it does not and theoretically, it can not.
 Of course, if length of driver spindle exceed any reasonable value, say, a foot or more, it would be difficult to use the tool correctly becuase of ergonomic considerations, but I can not possibly see the reason for anybody to make it so long. To learn more about principle of operation, see this:
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thanks for the quick reply. I was just wondering, simply because I have several different lengths of those shafts at my house. It is a by-product of former jobs...
If it is tourist season, why can't we shoot them?
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You're welcome.
 
Anything between 1" and 5" long protruding from the side of the driver arm feels comfortable to use.
 
2"+/-1/2" is probably the most optimal lenght.
 
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