Can a $45 Torque Wrench Stand up to a $450 Wrench?

Posted by: Jesse Kleiber on 01/19/2022

When it comes to buying name-brand tools, at times, it can physically hurt to hand over the amount of money that they cost. In fact, in a lot of situations, the manufacturer will even roll out a payment plan just because these things are so expensive that a lot of folks can't afford to just shell out the cash like that.

With that in mind, it can be easy for our minds to wander, wondering if we have to spend all of this money. When it comes to high-end brands, is it worth spending something like $450 for a snap-on torque wrench when you can go out and buy another torque wrench for $45?

With a tool like this, the user is not only going to be looking for durability but also accuracy. Torque specs can be important depending on what the job is and messing them up can definitely cause a pretty substantial loss of money if you mess up the wrong parts. With that, maybe it is a better idea just to go out and spend the money on higher-end products, seeing it more as an investment than just a tool purchase.

This time, we check in with the YouTube channel that helps to put our suspicions to rest.

Project Farm has always been one of the go-to channels to see exactly how durable some of these cheaper tools are. In certain situations, it seems as if there isn't much downside in saving a little bit of money. However, other times, the more expensive brands end up being more expensive for a good reason.

Down in the video below, we get to see how exactly this spectrum applies to the torque wrench. Could a $45 unit stand up to something that's 10 times the price or will the cheaper units fall flat on their faces when push comes to shove?

 

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