by ASG-Jergens, reprinted with slight editsASG’s Guest Blog provides tips for properly tightening threaded fasteners
Do you work with threaded fasteners? If so, you know that it's extremely important to know the torque requirements. When you have this info, there will be several other items that you'll need to examine.Start out by determining the tool type (inline, right angle, or pistol grip). This will affect the repeatability of the tool by ensuring it is aligned to the work in a consistent manner. It is also an issue of ergonomics.
Once you know the tool type you can determine how the tool will control the torque. The two main choices are mechanical clutch or electronic-controlled tools. Clutch tools provide very accurate torque at a lower cost point. Electronic-controlled tools are more expensive, but usually include additional features. In addition to price, there are a few other factors to consider when choosing between a clutch tool or an electronic-controlled tool.
Many thanks to our friends at ASG! We look forward to more of your expertise in future Guest Blogs.EDITOR’S NOTE: ASG’s Free Power Supply promo is currently available at QSource.com. Offer valid thru December 31, 2019.For more information about ASG's wide selection of torque tools and other assembly products, please visit our ASG manufacturer page. You may also contact us via email or phone (800-966-6020) for large orders or other inquiries. We also offer live chat customer service on our Web site.
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