Originally Posted by Jack of Heats JoH
Thanks Onewizard great thread, I will try this method when it comes time to replace sprocket.
Only comment I have is the start of the thread says using a torque wrench to remove the nut. Bad idea you can damage your torque wrench, torque wrench should Only be used to torque nuts on.
Now that you pointed it out, I never noticed it before, however
, I don't fully agree with you, I have used a professional torque wrench for over 40 years, both 3/8 and 1/2 drive, 1000nds of times, as in the early days, SCR clamp assemblies had crude or non existent gauges, many times I would work my way up in settings in reverse
to establish the maximum torque setting, watching for the nut to move, a second less accurate method was to do the same forward , when the nut moved , the setting was between the last and latest setting . Most professional torque wrenches are designed for accurate readings in both directions, as for left hand threads .https://www.norbar.com/en-gb/News-Ev...-torque-wrench
Having said that, a breaker bar makes more sense
, however I have purchased a 1/2 drive torque wrench from Princess Auto for $25, for the money about the same as a breaker bar and it wratchets