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Old 06-24-2013, 03:54 PM   #71
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Never heard that one before. Although to be fair the only springs I worry much about are in gun magazines, where it's the repeat expansion/contraction over time that wears them out, not from sitting in one particular position.

Btw, I just came back from my garage, had to reset my torque wrench back to zero.
Yep, while I may need to give back my man card - my instructions for my torque wrench actually said to store them with it set to the lowest possible setting on the wrench.

I'd read online before that about putting them to zero and wanted to see if "the internet" was right or wrong.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #72
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Air Force instructions says to reduce torgue setting to lowest setting during storage. So if it starts at 20 lbs thats your lowest setting, if its a zero then set it to that.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:12 PM   #73
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Cool, learned something new today. That calls for a beer!
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:59 PM   #74
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Also I was told to back the adjustment back to 0 foot pounds after every use, otherwise the spring will deform and become inaccurate. I wish sometimes was a book you were handed at 18 and told " read this before attempting life" but then where's the excitement in that! Lol[/QUOTE]



Wow! I though everybody knew that. I guess I must have picked it up from my Grandpa years ago. I guess even us young guns do know a thing or two!
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Cool, learned something new today. That calls for a beer!
Ain't this a great place? :-)
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:03 PM   #76
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...Wow! I though everybody knew that. I guess I must have picked it up from my Grandpa years ago. I guess even us young guns do know a thing or two!
In a lot of cases, that's about the limit too!

Just couldn't resist that one! Way too easy!
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:06 PM   #77
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I think you'd be surprised
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:10 PM   #78
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I'm much better with my hands than trying to convey knowledge on here.

Besides most people wont say much when you show them how to do things in person. Especially when you do it quickly and make it look easy!
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:16 PM   #79
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I think you'd be surprised
Lighten up MillerTime it was a joke!

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I'm much better with my hands than trying to convey knowledge on here.

Besides most people wont say much when you show them how to do things in person. Especially when you do it quickly and make it look easy!
This is very true, especially if you have the equipment and knowledge to use it.
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Lighten up MillerTime it was a joke!
I wrote that before you edited it. Party on!
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