Don’t even think about maintaining your fancy new carbon fiber bike without also adding a torque wrench to the toolbox. Every bit has marked torque settings and the Park Tool Adjustable Torque Driver delivers accurate torque settings in a convenient package.
Park Tool Adjustable Torque Wrench Features:
- Adjustable to 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5 or 6 Nm
- ¼ inch hex drive
- Includes 3, 4, 5mm and T25 bits stored in the handle
- Limits torque applied to fasteners while rotating clockwise
- All metal internal construction for long life
- MSRP: $72.95
Get torqued — properly
This thing is beefy. That should come as little surprise since Park is well-known for building high-quality tools for bike shops and discerning consumers worldwide. My toolbox has a fully-adjustable torque driver and the handy Ritchey Torquey (which works for most cockpit parts). But, the Park Adjustable Torque Wrench fits right in-between those two tools and sits in my bucket ‘o tools in the back of the Subaru.
As mentioned, this torque driver is substantial in hand. Likewise, the function of this driver is equally confidence-inspiring. When tightening Torx or Allen bolts, the desired torque setting is met with a solid release that has been accurately calibrated in Park’s Minnesota facility. It checks out in my tests.
The handle stores up to three bits for easy access, but I’ve found the bits to be very difficult to extract from the holder — tolerances are just way too tight. I mean, you don’t want them rattling loose, but oftentimes I find myself just going for my assortment of bits instead of diving into the handle.
For most tasks, the Park Adjustable Torque Wrench does a fine job. Any bolts that have unfettered access are fair game and this wrench services them with precision. I did find that some bolts — particularly inner bolts on seatpost clamps — are inaccessible. The nose of the driver is just too chunky at times. For better access, you may want to have longer bits available.
Changing the torque settings requires a separate Allen wrench. That kind of adjustment functionality may seem overkill, but Park doesn’t want the torque settings being inadvertently changed.
- Burly build quality
- Handy, ergonomic handle
- Everyone needs one of these
- Adjustable torque in one tool
- Can be bulky, but every torque wrench is
- Hard to get the bits out of storage
- Need Allen key to adjust torque setting
The Bottom Line: Park Adjustable Torque Wrench
This tool is overbuilt and confidence-inspiring. I like how it feels in-hand and how reliable the torque settings are, but unfortunately it’s not quite capable of being your only torque wrench — but it comes close.
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Let's face it... you need a torque wrench. You can't go any longer just guessing when it comes to the safety of all your carbon bits. This is a great option, but can't quite be your only wrench -- it comes close though.