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News   January 24, 2018   by Adam Malik

Torque wrench gets into tight spaces

Snap-on has released a pair of micro torque wrenches that feature a slim, compact steel body but feature the same electronic features as its larger cousins.

The ATECH1FS240 and ATECH2CS240 Flex-Head TechAngle Micro Torque Wrenches help make tasks like reaching an intake manifold or valve cover easier for techs thanks to a design that is meant for “close clearance work,” said Bryan Hantke, a Snap-on Tools product manager.

“Both the 1/4″ and 3/8” Micro Flex Head are the time-saving answer to reaching into the recesses that can really make a job tougher than it needs to be,” he added.

Each size option weighs less than a pound, are less than a foot long and not even an inch in diameter with a 72-tooth ratchet gear. The wrenches come with knurled handles to help ensure a secure grip and four alert modules indicate by LCD, LED, vibration and sound when the desired torque is reached. An updated LED progression on the tools offers better target torque indication at lower ranges. The wrenches can also measure rolling torque to help when checking bearing preload and drag. The tools feature five scale references – ft-lbs, in-lbs, Nm, Kg-cm and dNm.

A single AA battery powers each wrench and both come with a two-year warranty.