1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench
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AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench

Part No. AC66 Warranty Details  
Torque-adjusting lock/unlock collar. High-grade spring-steel torque mechanism. Heavy-duty case. Instruction manual included.
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Accuracy:4% Clockwise & 6% Counterclockwise from 20% of Ful
Adjustment Increments:1.5 ft lb
Adjustment Type:Torque Increments (ft. lb.)
Calibration Method:40-145-250 ft lb
Color/Finish:Nickel / Chrome
Drive Size:0.5 in
Flex Head Type:No
Length:22 in
Maximum Torque:250 ft-lb
Ratcheting:Yes
Torque Range:25 ft lb-250 ft lb
Type:Adjustable Click

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AutoCraft1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench
 
3.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (4)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (11)
  • Durable (9)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Minor repairs (10)
  • Home (9)
  • Automotive repair shop (8)
  • Regular maintenance (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Does the job [...]

Good product, gets the job done. The adjustment mechanism is not terribly impressive, but seems hearty and effective. The locking slider on the handle that locks in the torque setting could be...Read complete review

Good product, gets the job done. The adjustment mechanism is not terribly impressive, but seems hearty and effective. The locking slider on the handle that locks in the torque setting could be better... I slipped and knocked it to "unlocked" a couple times while using it. However, I have no immediate ideas on improving the design and it works well enough :P

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

poor quality.Rachet head slips.

I will buy a good one in future

I will buy a good one in future

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5.0

Good value for a 250lb wrench

By 

from North Carolina

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Comments about AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench:

Much easier to read and set than my other torque wrenches from Harbor Freight. Torqued my Hubs to 185lbs with very little effort

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  • No

(8 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Broke the first time.

By 

from Jackman, ME

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench:

      first time I used this the inner adjustment screw popped the cap off of the back end. I adjusted the wrench back to zero. Each time I adjusted the wrench the screw would back out even further to the point the cap cannot be put back on even at zero.

      (12 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By 

      from Denham Springs, LA

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Grip
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop

        Comments about AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench:

        Easy to use however the handle should be longer for applying greater force when torqueing 100 lbs. or higher.

        (13 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        got the job done

        By 

        from Rhode Island

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop

          Comments about AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench:

          Did the job would prob get calibrated before next use. Ratchet function was terrible, but overall it worked.

          (9 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Cover picture not same company as sold

          By 

          from Saint Joseph, MO

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              Comments about AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench:

              The product is ok but was not same style ratchet head as in picture add. Not good business to show something better in picture than what you are getting. The counter help was not helpful at all saying numbers match for product. Also the first one they tried to sell me had already been opened. I picked up the package and the ratchet fell to the floor. Then they had to find another one and I took two people to locate it. I just hope the warranty is better than the service so far. I have a strong feeling I will be needing to use the warranty.

              (8 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              First and Second One Cheap

              By 

              from Tyron, NC

              About Me Home mechanic

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              Pros

              • Cheap price

              Cons

              • Cheaply made

              Best Uses

              • One Time Disposable

              Comments about AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench:

              Very Cheaply Made. You will use it one time, and then it will break. AA has replaced it once. I've used the replacement once, and now I'm taking it back to get a third one so it will be ready for the next time I need a Torque Wrench. I pulled the second one out of the case, and the locking pin (really just a thick sticker with a pin) fell off. I would not recommend it. Especially with the Mercury warning label that falls out when you open the case.

              (11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              get what u pay for.

              By 

              from Parma ohio

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Minor Repairs

                Comments about AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench:

                Torque wrench lock/unlock plastic part was slightly cracked, the rachet part is cheep, sticks a little and then wont rachet unless you push on the plastic racheting knob. one time use its ok, kind of cheaply made, you get what you pay for , this wrench was on the cheap priced end.

                (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good torque wrench with Cheap Parts

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                from Stillwater, OK

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                Pros

                • Good Grip
                • Lightweight
                • Loud
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Cheap Plastic Parts

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Minor Repairs
                • Regular Maintenance

                Comments about AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench:

                I bought this product due to its torquing range (20-250 ft-lbs). I was replacing the wheel bearings on my SUV and needed a good torque wrench for reassembling the knuckle assembly (mostly for torquing the axle nut). This torque wrench worked great and has not failed me yet. I have used it to torque lug nuts on multiple tire rotations and even torquing my spark plugs (versatility).

                My major complaint is that the locking switch used plastic parts for switching from lock to unlock and they fell apart on only my second major use of the product. I had to bend a cotter pin in the shape of the plastic clip and duck tape it onto the locking switch in order to repair it. Since then it has worked flawlessly. I recommend this to anyone who is willing to spend some time replacing the plastic clip.

                (16 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good product

                By 

                from Illinois

                About Me Casual Driver

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Grip
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Automotive Repair Shop

                  Comments about AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench:

                  Performed the job I needed it to do. Replaced Serpentine belt on car and adjusted tensioner.

                  (38 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  great...for the price

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                  from homewood, illinois

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                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Good Grip
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench:

                  i bought this because my snap-on torque wrench was done for as it couldnt torque anything below 100 ft poundsthis torque wrench for ME is hit and miss, i like it because i only paid like [$] for it and because the it goes to 250 ft pounds and as low as i believe 20 ft pounds...and it seems really durable the handle is really nicei dont like it because the ratcheting function freaking sucks. you had better hope your pretty close before you bust out the torque wrench because if not your going to be frustrated switching it from tighten to loose to tighten and maybe have to do it again. all in all i give it a 2.5-3 outta 5 because of the price and 250 ft pound of torque...normally eh torque wrenches that go to 250 are 150+

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                  • Q:

                    Is the end cap supposed to pop off as you increase the torque setting?
                    Asked on 4/25/2016 by TB

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi TB, happy to help you! Instructions to use: Examine the torque wrench. You will see that the torque wrench looks very much like a standard socket wrench except that the bottom part of the handle has a dial that you can rotate to set the degree of force you want to exert on a bolt or nut as you tighten it. By rotating this dial, you can change the force limit for the wrench. Look in the manual for your make and model of car to discover what the manufacturer's recommended "torque" is for the particular nut or bolt you are tightening. Take the dial at the end of the wrench and change the dial by rotating it back or forward to reach the setting stated in the manual. Be sure that the torque wrench is set in the correct units for the manual that you are using. There are two standard measurement systems used to measure force. One is the metric system and the other is the U.S. Imperial system. Find the right socket for the nut or bolt you are planning on tightening. Attach it to the wrench and fit it to the bolt or nut. Begin tightening the bolt or nut with the wrench and continue in short strokes of the wrench handle. Stop tightening when the wrench feels like it "breaks" or slips on the nut. This is when the force being exerted on the wrench has reached the recommended amount of force. The wrench doesn't actually break or slip on the nut. There is a mechanism inside the handle of the wrench that releases the force, once it reaches the setting on the handle.

                      Answered on 4/26/2016 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Is this one of the loaner tools? Or can it be used as one?
                    Asked on 12/7/2015 by Dave

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                      A:

                      Hi Dave, I'm glad to assist you. This AutoCraft 1/2" Drive 250 ft.-lb. Torque Wrench (Part No. AC66) is currently not available for rent.

                      Answered on 12/8/2015 by Solomon from AAP
                  • Q:

                    The packaging says this is a 25 to 250 ft-lbs wrench, however the one I have shows 50 as the lowest setting. Being that I need a wrench to get as low as 30, is it possible with this wrench or is the one that came in the box the wrong wrench despite the packaging?
                    Asked on 6/2/2015 by AR Builder

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                      A:

                      Happy to help you with your question AR Builder! I had a store take one out of the box and where able to get the setting to go lower, they mentioned that you have to grip the handle tight to turn it to the lower settings. If you are unable to get it to turn don't hesitate to take the torque wrench to your local store with your receipt.

                      Answered on 6/4/2015 by Panda from AAP
                  • Q:

                    After using the torque wrench, does the tool need to be set to zero ft. Lb?
                    Asked on 11/21/2014 by Bill M

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes Bill M, When you have finished using an torque wrench, always return the torque setting back down to near zero. This will relieve the pressure on the internal spring so it doesn't take a set and produce inaccurate readings later. If you forget to relieve spring pressure, and have not used your torque wrench in some time (say more than a month), readjust the torque to a mid-range value, then tighten and loosen a fastener four to five times to work the spring. Then adjust to the desired load to work on your vehicle.

                      Answered on 11/22/2014 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Does this have a warranty of any kind?
                    Asked on 10/7/2014 by Concerned from Norton, VA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      I'm glad to be of assistance! This product has one year replacement warranty if fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship under normal use and service after proper installation.

                      Answered on 10/8/2014 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    Does this torque wrench come with a case?
                    Asked on 4/19/2014 by Joe

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                      A:

                      Hi Joe! I see that this torque wrench does not come with a case.

                      Answered on 4/19/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    is this torque wrench a click one
                    Asked on 1/4/2011 by pebbles from ny

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, this has a torque-adjusting lock/unlock collar.

                      Answered on 1/5/2011 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
                  • Q:

                    1/2-inch Drive
                    25 to 250 ft-pounds (woops, ft/lb not in/lb)
                    Asked on 3/20/2010 by kevinb70 from Atlanta, GA

                    2 answers

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                      A:

                      1/2-inch Drive 25 to 250 inch-pounds

                      Answered on 5/7/2010 by Rose from AAP
                    • A:

                      As stated the tool is a 25 to 250 foot-pound torque wrench. It would be rare to find a wrench calibrated in inch-pounds using a 1/2 inch drive. Rare and counter productive as the weight of the tool could be more than the desired torque setting.

                      Answered on 10/4/2010 by Sparky from Hamersville, OH
                  • Q:

                    1/2-inch Drive
                    25 to 250 inch-pounds
                    Asked on 3/20/2010 by kevinb70 from Atlanta, GA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      1/2-inch Drive 25 to 250 inch-pounds

                      Answered on 5/7/2010 by Rose from AAP
                  • Q:

                    what size is it 1/2 or 3/8
                    Asked on 2/19/2010 by josh from elizabethtown ky

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      I was curious to know this as well as other things about this item so I called my local store.

                      I was told it's 1/2" drive and covers 30-250 ft.lbs.

                      Whether or not it's accurate or properly calibrated or a precision torque wrench, I haven't a clue.

                      If I decide to go and buy one, and if after looking it over I do buy one, and then use it, I'll come back and gice a review/post my thoughts...

                      Answered on 3/13/2010 by Sorzy from Chicago, IL.
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