Recommend me a torque wrench

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On the flip side, the UH-1H gets cold as all hell. I camped in mine during an exercise in Hokkaido. It wasn't even super cold but I froze my Cajun ass off. Would have been worse if I didn't have a cold weather flight suit.

Hot day's aren't so bad since you can have a nice breeze through the cabin.
Cold wx flight suits are hard to come by for sure, so at least you had that going for you...I couldn't even get one in Korea! I learned to fly in the beloved UH-1, and after three other helos, they are still my #1 favorite (but yes...cold for winter camping, hot for summer camping).
 

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The OP got his wrenches and lived happily ever after, but I saw this thread, and wanted to share the torque wrench I bought awhile back. It's the GearWrench 85066. I have a bunch of cheap torque wrenches that don't stay set where I put them, and just generally annoy me to use, plus I didn't have anything that would go high enough for the LCAs. I ended up picking up the GearWrench after doing a fair bit of comparison shopping.

What sealed the deal for me was the review from a pipeline worker who uses one of these things to torque jillions of bolts professionally. He goes through one of those wrenches in a year, which should translate into the wrench lasting me a lifetime.

I haven't used mine that much yet, but I definitely consider it a happy addition to my tool family. The big thing that jumps out at me is that the metal locking collar is more effective than the lock mechanism on any other torque wrench I've ever owned. It stays where the hell you set it. It also has sane graduations, and it's easier to set to an exact torque than many torque wrenches I've owned over the years.
 

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