View Full Version : what's next

03-04-2008, 01:12 AM

03-04-2008, 01:12 AM
Is that available in metric ranges?

03-04-2008, 01:13 AM
The HSM-ers ultimate ambition - "dead nuts".

03-04-2008, 01:17 AM
Unless that is an awful big monkey wrench you need to zero out your scale

as for what is next ... obviously ... cnc driven stepper motor to adjust to size...

Mark Hockett
03-04-2008, 02:35 AM
Nice photo shop job but these days they will hang a digital scale on just about anything. I just bought one of these a couple of weeks ago,

It measures torque and how many degrees you rotate it for measuring torque angle. Here's a quote from an article about it,
"The Snap-on TechAngle wrench uses the latest computer technology based on the same gyroscopes that keep helicopters flying level to allow the technician to apply a torque load, and then to read out the additional applied angle with one simple-to-use tool. No need to turn by estimate. No protractors. No fitting stuff into tight places."

Here's the article,

03-04-2008, 03:32 AM
Is that a digital vernier.

03-04-2008, 06:33 AM
Yep, Fake as a 3 Dollar bill.
Shame on ya if you fell for it. :)

03-04-2008, 08:39 AM
Provided it was a foot long, weighed over two pounds and has a bottle opener and screwdriver built in then it's a fitter's dream - the tool for all jobs,

A.K. Boomer
03-04-2008, 09:16 AM
Mark thats a pretty penny, One hell of a nice torque wrench but Way too fancy for this kid ---
There was a detroit auto worker that could have used that thing last week --- they had a news story on the crippled industry, there was a reporter talking and they were showing workers in the background, here's some slob on the assembly line probably milking 65 bucks an hour, a trans and engine assembly goes by on the line and because either he's too lazy to lean over or osha wont let him he has a socket/wobble then extension on a get-it gun, places the the socket on the trans to engine mounting bolt which was already all the way in (so this means that this was the final torque stage) and pulls the trigger with the extension at about a 41 degree angle and then varies it to about a 46,,,, try doing the math on that one, Yet just one more of the hundreds of reason's we been getting our asses kicked in, keep an eye for trannies falling out on the road (it was a ford so dont tailgate any)
Funny how you catch one little segment of what goes on and then you just want to close your eye's...

John Stevenson
03-13-2008, 02:24 PM
Thanks Darryl for the link.

Went shopping today and got the UK version whilst they were on offer.



Lynn Standish
03-13-2008, 03:33 PM
that you were/are left handed.

03-13-2008, 04:02 PM
John - I think you got a deal because that is the Oz version. Things down under go 'round the other way.


John Stevenson
03-13-2008, 04:30 PM
OK, got to fess up.
I had to double sided tape it onto that side as the other had 'Record Tools' forged into it and nowhere I put the scale would cover it.

It's actually a brand new reader head, came in a box of bits with a machine but no idea what it fits as the beam is wider than anything I have. Remembered Darryl's post and stuck this on the Stillson wrench

Stuck a battery in it and ran it along the scale of a shop vernier to get a reading then stuck it on.
As soon as it saw the double sided tape it tried to read it with big numbers ?

Had to redo it, get a reading and press hold, so double sided tape has capacitance ? but to what tolerance.
Handy for doing valve guides ?

See how many customers fall for it next week :D


03-13-2008, 06:12 PM
Sir John, all I want is 1/2 % royalties. :)

Alistair Hosie
03-13-2008, 06:21 PM
yours is obviously for left handed people John!:DAlistair

Lew Hartswick
03-13-2008, 07:05 PM
AH! John thats a "left handed" one. Aren't they rare?

03-13-2008, 07:32 PM
John - I think you got a deal because that is the Oz version. Things down under go 'round the other way.


You're right Glenn.

Since them bluddy poms ("Brits") exported (polite word for "transported") all them bluddy "Mick" convicts from OK and Ireland to here in OZ, the place is full of bluddy left-footers.



They jumped at the chance coz they though it was penile colony (and not a penal colony).

They knew there was flogging involved but thought is was to do with penile flogging - they enjoyed it and so thought that OZ was a "recreational establishment".

Makes sense.

Lots of them Micks went to the US too!!

Bluddy Micks.

(Yep - I'm one of 'em).

03-13-2008, 07:34 PM
Everyone could use one of these:
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/6386/dighammerol5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(And NOBODY better steal my invention !!!)