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All About Split-Beam Torque Wrench

May 31st, 2021 by Kima Sargsyan

Best Split-Beam Torque Wrenches

What is a Split Beam Torque Wrench?

In this article, we are going to talk about split-beam torque wrenches: advantages, disadvantages and how to use one.

It’s extremely important to apply as much torque as mentioned by the manufacturer’s settings. If you apply too much force you may damage or even ruin the fastener. If you apply not enough torque there is a risk that the bolt will back out. 

The best split-beam torque wrenches are durable, effective, precise and even significantly cheaper. Although electronic torque wrenches are the most accurate ones, their price is considerably higher than the beam torque wrenches.

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Beam Torque Wrench Advantages

So, here are the advantages of using a split-beam torque wrench:

It is accurate to do different jobs: the split-torque wrenches sometimes have as high as 2 percent accuracy.

∙ The tool measures the torque from 0 to maximum.

∙ Able to measure torque in both directions.

∙ It is simple and easy to use.

    Split-Beam Torque Wrenches Disadvantages

    On the other hand, the disadvantages are not too many:

    ∙ To ensure the tool is always accurate you need to periodic maintenances.

    ∙ To ensure accuracy, you should watch the scale while using the tool.

    Split Beam Torque Wrench Advantages


    How to use the Split-Beam Torque Wrenches

    Well, the next question is how to use a beam torque wrench. As mentioned, using a beam torque wrench is simple and easy. There are two simple steps to follow:

    1. Make sure the scale shows zero. Input the desired torque level into the wrench scale. Remember always to consult the manufacturer’s instructions as applying too much torque can damage the bolt or fastener.

    2. Attach the socket to the bolt in order to tighten or loosen it. Turn in a clockwise direction to tighten the bolt and counter-clockwise to loosen it. Stop once you reach the required amount of torque.

    A beam style torque wrenches are a good alternative to digital torque wrenches when you are looking for a budget-friendly option.


    Before you buy your next torque wrench, make sure to look for a professional-grade tool. Olsa Tools are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. You can check out split beam torque wrench and our selection of torque tools below.

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