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Calibrate your tools for their longevity

By on January 23, 2013

Electric torque wrench

Torque wrench calibration is key to keeping your wrenches effective while performing car and home repairs. Calibration maintains the safety and performance of the wrench itself so it can get the job done every time. Torque wrench calibration can be done safely and effectively at home to suit your needs.
Electric torque wrenches are used in situations where accurate torque is required for a nut or bolt, especially when stubborn nuts need to be removed. Many machine industries or businesses requiring use of heavy tools have specific tensioning demands which means durable and reliable tools, such as hydraulic spreaders, pneumatic hydraulic pumps, nut splitters and more are essential to getting the job done.
Because it is extremely important to use proper torque technique, torque bleeding can occur when nuts and bolts are improperly fastened. Using hydraulic torque wrench calibration will keep your wrench within safety standards and will allow for proper handling, fastening and tightening.
Industrial bolt deterioration is a serious problem in areas that are wet or damp. Maintaining bolts and routinely checking for rust and deterioration can prevent problems with jammed and rusted bolts later.
Fasteners in automobile components, ships, and even home appliances used outdoors are often exposed to moisture, creating degradation of the parts in which fasteners are housed. Removing these deteriorated parts can be difficult, especially if the threads are rusted. It makes it difficult for hydraulic wrenches and screwdrivers to properly grip.
There are several options for helping to remove rusted fasteners. Begin by applying a lubricant. Commercial and industrial lubes can reach rusted threads. Once a bolt or nut has been lubricated, tapping the head with a hammer will often allow lube to loosen the bolt to the point at which it can be removed. Cutting and torching rusted or stuck fasteners is another option. Heat can do wonders for stuck nuts and bolts because it can expand the metal allowing it to be loosened. Always be conscious when applying heat to lubrication because some lubes are flammable.
Proper Torque wrench calibration will help wrenches finish up the job when removing old, rusted or stuck fasteners with new ones.

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