1/2″ Torque Wrench Showdown ~ Snap-On vs Harbor Freight ICON

Torque Wrench Showdown Snap-On vs Harbor Freight ICON
 

Harbor Freight recently announced a brand new lineup of professional grade tools released under the ICON brand which are intended to rival the big truck brands in quality, at a fraction of the price…

Snap-On QD3R250A (~ $400) vs Harbor Freight ICON TW12250 (~ $100)

Real Tool Reviews pitts the Snap-on 1/2″ Drive SAE Adjustable Click-Type Fixed Ratchet Torque Wrench head-to-head against the Harbor Freight ICON 1/2 in. Drive Professional Click Type Torque Wrench

Snap-on 1/2″ Drive SAE Adjustable Click-Type Fixed Ratchet Torque Wrench

  • Dual 80® ratchet design features 80 tooth gear with dual pawls
  • Roll-marked measurement scale for better visibility and permanency
  • Reduced swing arc allows technicians to use in tighter areas such as engine compartments offering overall improved clearance
  • Accurate to ± 4% clockwise and ±6% counterclockwise from 20% of full scale to full scale
  • Unique cam design minimizes friction due to reduced contact area between the cam and internal tube wall
  • Cam retains and releases lubricant where needed-reduces friction results in more accurate and repeatable torque values
  • Packaged with certificate of calibration
  • Rugged, Trouble Free Performance
  • Sealed ratchet heads keep out dirt and moisture while being virtually maintenance free
  • Roll-marked scale for better visibility & permanency
  • 50–250 ft-lb

Harbor Freight ICON 1/2 in. Drive Professional Click Type Torque Wrench

The Icon™ professional click-type torque wrench is fast, accurate and easy to adjust. This high accuracy torque wrench comes with a factory certificate of calibration and can be re-calibrated. The easily readable scale is roll-marked for permanence and is equipped with a locking collar to prevent accidental changes to torque settings. The mechanism provides a physical impulse and audible click when the correct torque setting is reached.

  • Professional standard accuracy: +/- 4% clockwise, +/- 6% counterclockwise
  • Heavy duty hardened steel construction delivers a torque range of 50-250 ft. lbs.
  • Audible click and/or impulse when torque setting is reached
  • Roll-marked scale for better visibility
  • Smooth detent locking collar prevents accidental change in torque settings
  • Heavy duty low profile teardrop head for easy access
  • 90 tooth ratcheting mechanism
  • Non-slip knurled handle for optimum control
  • Complies with Standard ASME B107.300-2010
 
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