Husky 3/8 Drive Digital Torque Wrench – #THDProSpective

 

Husky 3/8 drive Digital Torque Wrench

 

Team Toolpig welcomes the opinion of a 6 year Tradesman Field Mechanic.

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of the Husky 3/8 drive Digital Torque Wrench,  my overall opinion as a mechanic is that it is a very affordable torque wrench for the everyday mechanic.   It has a torque range 5-80 in. lbs.  When compared to my “other brand” torque wrenches I find it is spot on.  It also comes with a certificate of calibration, definite pro.  I do like the adjustment knob, I find it very easy to adjust and lock, this takes a lot of strain off your wrist by not twisting the handle, another pro for me as a tradesman that uses his hands daily I like to find the tools that do the work for me with the least strain on my body.  The handle has a very comfortable grip as well, which is beneficial for long time use.  It also is oil resistant and this is a great thing in the hand of any mechanic.  I know myself, I tend to get my hands a little greasy and dirty.

The first con I see with the wrench.  There is no way to push to release your socket button on the head, that would be something I would recommend to add, as the ball can wear out and cause your socket to fall off.  

It does have a rebuildable ratchet pawl, if the ratchet were to wear out, replacement parts could be considered.  I like the fact that if you can adjust to ft. lbs, you can simply press the green button to convert to either; in.lbs, newton meters, or kilogram per cm on the fly.  The other con I see is I would recommend on the next generation of this 3/8 Digital Torque Wrench to have a LED Backlight display, for working in a dark environment, definitely see a lot of dark places with such a great tool.

Most of the tools in my toolbox have consisted of Gear-Wrench, Matco and Snap-on mainly because I am partial to the warranty for the tools but I am open to Husky with this warranty policy.

My overall opinion- How could anyone pass up such a great quality tool with a LIFETIME WARRANTY!!! 

Tony Sprague

  • Torque range: 5 to 80 ft. lbs. or 60 to 960 in. lbs. or 6.78 to 108.48 N-m and 69.1 to 1106.0 kg-cm
  • LED screen can be switched with the push of a button to display in ft.-lbs., in.-lbs., or newton meters or kilogram centimeters
  • Factory calibrated to +/- 4% clockwise accuracy in the upper 80% of torque range
  • Wrench is designed to give an audible click when torque setting is reached
  • Hard plastic case for storage and protection
  • End cap twist to easily set desired torque level which is displayed on the LED screen
  • Sealed head design keeps out dirt and oil
  • When the wrench is set the low end of the torque range the click will be less then when at the high end of range
  • Recommended that you remove batteries when wrench is stored for extended periods
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI standards
  • Oil resistant rubberized grip
  • When the wrench is not in use, it is recommended to store it below 25% of capacity
  • Wrench should be checked for accuracy every 5,000 torque applications or if it is subjected to abnormal handling
2018-02-02T09:19:57+00:00October 25th, 2017|Husky|11 Comments

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  1. Stevie 08/02/2018 at 2:33 PM - Reply

    Mine broke right out of the box. Won’t go above 17ftlbs…tried a lower setting against a known wrench and it broke the bolt.

    • toolpig 08/02/2018 at 4:49 PM - Reply

      Sorry you had this issue, Husky has a lifetime warranty so you need to get right with them to get help with your issue.

  2. Cody 05/11/2018 at 12:22 AM - Reply

    Im a pleased owner of this here wrench, the only problem is the LCD screen went out. Will Home Depot still honor the warranty if I happen to not have the receipt. I live in Houston and the receipt went along with much more thanks to Hurricane Harvey

    • toolpig 05/11/2018 at 11:37 AM - Reply

      I would certainly reach out to them at the Home Depot I find the Husky crew we met to be amazing! if you dont get anywhere locally let me know and I will see if I can assist!
      mrs.toolpig 😉

    • Anonymous 10/09/2018 at 3:17 AM - Reply

      Yes they have to any store that sells anything with a lifetime warranty has to replace it no matter what

  3. Toby 03/18/2018 at 12:57 PM - Reply

    Thing is garbage actually . Would return it but it’s in a thousand pieces in my trash can

    • toolpig 03/18/2018 at 7:18 PM - Reply

      What kind of problems are you having, bud? Remember it has a lifetime warranty from Home Depot.

  4. Lester Carone 01/07/2018 at 1:35 AM - Reply

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  5. Diesel T Shirts 11/26/2017 at 4:32 PM - Reply

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  6. Kris Mauro 10/27/2017 at 4:28 PM - Reply

    Cool looking torque wrench. I’ve always always used a non-digital wrench due to my worries about reliability. The added warranty is a nice benefit.

    @maurzy01

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