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    im making my set of tools now because my last set was... taken away from me. i have always had problems with torque wrenches and i was wondering if anyone has some tips for a homemade torque wrench - thx you

  • #2
    Originally posted by Rebourne
    im making my set of tools now because my last set was... taken away from me. i have always had problems with torque wrenches and i was wondering if anyone has some tips for a homemade torque wrench - thx you
    It would make sense that you would find a thread on lockpicking in this forum section, but it was closed for a while until the planners for LP-CON were able to publish the rules.

    (Normally, you would be expected to locate threads which discuss your topic before starting new ones which are redundant. However, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt since you came to this section instead of the less obvious "community" forum section.)

    Here are some related threads in "Community"

    Discussion of why LP is done/fun
    Where to buy LP supplies in Las Vegas
    and the one you may find more useful information specific to the question you are asking:
    Making Lock picks from wind shield wiper blades (Very nice thread and it includes pictures and discussion which is directly related to your question... even the ID for the post for the thread is almost "31337" which shows you that the forum system even finds it excellent ;-)

    HTH

    [Edit: added words to make a sentence more understandable and fixed typo and content below]

    Now, there is at least one thread here in the LP forum section for people to find which will direct them to look at existing threads for this subject.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rebourne
      im making my set of tools now because my last set was... taken away from me. i have always had problems with torque wrenches and i was wondering if anyone has some tips for a homemade torque wrench - thx you

      Hey Rebourne, you might want to take a look at this LINK. Your guide to making a torque wrench is about a quarter of the way down on the page.

      Hope this helps.

      Lil_freak
      "It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times". Pearl S. Buck

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      • #4
        im sorry if it didnt seem like i didnt search the forums, i actually did - i also searched google.. i was asking, personally, what do you guys prefer for a (homemade) torque wrench? i know some people who like theirs springy and some who like an allen wrench, just asking

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rebourne
          im sorry if it didnt seem like i didnt search the forums, i actually did - i also searched google.. i was asking, personally, what do you guys prefer for a (homemade) torque wrench? i know some people who like theirs springy and some who like an allen wrench, just asking
          I have and use both styles of tension wrenches.

          The "springy" style (sometimes called "feather-touch") on many of the cheaper locks and vary the tension applied as I rake locks.

          While actually picking, I find the rigid tension wrench allows my fingers to actually feel the vibrations in the plug and the pins as they ride and the pins each get set.

          From experience, I find it is easier to teach people how to use the springy tension wrenches first on the cheaper locks with raking; it is much easier for the beginner IMO as it is easier for me se see (visually) how much pressure they are applying to it, and the springyness allows it to be more forgiving than the rigid style.

          When speaking with locksmiths, many prefer the springy style, but locksmiths do not spend most of their time picking locks, so this does not say much.

          [Edit: Added description, and content below here]

          I've only ever made rigid style, but primarily use the commercial rigid and "springy" tension wrenches.
          TheCotMan
          *****Retired *****
          Last edited by TheCotMan; June 21, 2004, 20:29.

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