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Proper torquing in 10 and five easy pieces

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Proper torquing in 10 and five easy pieces

Ken-Tool Corp. has added two new sizes to its line of U.S.-made TorqueMaster torque limiting sockets and extensions, plus an application chart.

The new socket kits and sets include:

* Ten-Piece Kit (#30180): contains 1/2-inch drive sockets with torque limit values ranging from 45 ft./lbs. to 140 ft./lbs.;

* Five-Piece Extension Kit for Passenger Cars, with 1/2-inch Drive Size (#30235): contains socket extensions with torque limit values ranging from 65 ft./lbs. to 140 ft./lbs.

* Laminated Wheel Torque Socket Application Chart (#30299):  This color-coded,  22- by 24-inch chart provides torque application data for domestic and import passenger and light truck vehicles.

Made from a premium heat-treated spring steel alloy, the Ken-Tool TorqueMaster torque sockets and extensions are designed to deliver "a predetermined amount of twist or flex (torque) which is controlled by the shaft diameter and length," says the company.

"When a TorqueMaster torque socket or extension reaches its predetermined torque limit, it twists with the hammer strikes of the impact wrench on the anvil, bleeding off the excess torque and will not allow the nut to be tightened further."

Ken-Tool says its TorqueMaster torque sockets and extensions are accurate to plus or minus 2%. For more information, visit www.kentool.com.

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