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Old 05-16-2019, 07:05 AM   #1
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Rivet Type On Torque Wrench


My torque wrench is not clicking and I want to repair and recalibrate. This requires removing the head with the clicking mechanism. Most wrenches have a screw holding the head to the rest of the body. Mine has some sort of rivet because the two sides don't unscrew. It seems strange to put a permanent fastener where disassembly is needed.

Anyone know how to take off this fastener. My instincts are to grind or hacksaw the thing and replace with nut/bolt.

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Old 05-16-2019, 07:20 AM   #2
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Is it meant to be serviced? I suspect not.


Answering your question I would use my Dremel and several metal cutting disks (they break easy) for the cleanest cut possible. Either of your choices might work with some minor damage to the tool.
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Good point about the expectation on being serviced. All the videos I've seen on recalibration show torque wrenches with screws. Never expected one to be not serviceable.

Also like the thought about using a dremel. I might grind most of it off then finish with the dremel.
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Rivets are best Center punched, then drilled out in a drill press.

That said, some modern things are disposable for a reason.

Made from inferior materials, to be replaced when they wear out.

It's a built in obsolescence thing to keep selling new stuff.


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What brand? HF has them for $9.99 on sale. I bought a couple and tested/calibrated using a weight plate. Not bad for the price.
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Could not find any brand/model marked on the wrench. Think I bought it for $30 on ebay many years ago.

HF unit is a great deal. Unfortunately I am in Canada.
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Could not find any brand/model marked on the wrench. Think I bought it for $30 on ebay many years ago.

HF unit is a great deal. Unfortunately I am in Canada.
Ayuh,...... It's a cheap throw-away wrench,......
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Bought this one for our S-in-L for Christmas. Pretty well reviewed and accurate enough for most purposes.


https://www.amazon.ca/TEKTON-24335-2...00C5ZL0RU?th=1


I have a Snap-On dial wrench from about 1970. Still accurate within a couple of pounds - good enough for my purposes.
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A rivet is slightly cheaper than a screw. That was the motivation when they made it. I would probably grind away the head as best I could and then try punching it through.
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A rivet is slightly cheaper than a screw. That was the motivation when they made it. I would probably grind away the head as best I could and then try punching it through.



While the above is true; a properly installed rivet also contains no sharp edges to open the door for some shyster to sue the company because someone got a scratch and too stupid to properly care for it.
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I think the only thing needed here is to located under the piece that the two phillip head screws.

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