The Torque Down

Over the past several months we have been amazed, although not surprised, at the number of customers dealing with the repercussions of over-torquing. Naturally there is an impulse to over tighten to make sure that a bolt stays in place. The danger of this is compression and eventual damage of the bolt. Obviously the risk of a bolt that isn’t tightened enough is a bolt that may come loose further down the road. So what is the answer? This article from Popular Mechanics sheds some light on the issue… hopfully taking the guess work out of torque.


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