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You Will Need
- 1 A torque wrench
- A loose bolt
- A ratchet head
Identify the type of torque wrench you have. Each type has a different means of displaying torque, or twisting force. Beam, dial, and digital wrenches have a scale or indicator. A clicker torque wrench clicks when the desired torque is reached.
Check the manufacturer specifications and determine the correct torque settings for the bolt you are tightening.
Fit the ratchet head to the bolt.
Apply pressure to the handle of the wrench. Your arm should form a 90 degree angle to the wrench.
Tighten the bolt until the torque wrench indicates that the desired torque has been reached.
Have your torque wrench properly calibrated after frequent use as it is a sensitive tool.