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Warren and Brown Tool’s iconic Deflecting Beam Torque Wrench

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The Warren and Brown Deflecting Beam Torque Wrench is an icon in the Australian automotive industry.
Designed and manufactured in Australia more than 60 years ago, the quality of workmanship and unparalleled accuracy has enabled it to stand the test of time. It’s still regarded as an invaluable tool for the serious mechanic.

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Accuracy and longevity

The deflecting-beam torque wrench works by applying torque to a deflecting beam rather than a coil spring. A coil spring loses its compression over time and can be easily damaged if left under load for too long.
The recalibration and repair costs for these types of wrenches can be quite high throughout the life of the wrench. On the other hand, the deflecting-beam torque wrench has no wearing parts, and the unique design ensures accuracy of +/-2% throughout the range of the wrench.

The torque setting can be easily selected via a sliding scale which displays the torque units in ft.lbs, Nm and kg-cm. As torquing force is applied, the beam begins to flex.
As soon it reaches the selected torque setting, it engages the signalling mechanism, notifying the user the setting has been reached. The dual-signal feature allows the user to see and hear when the selected torque has been achieved.

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The all-steel construction ensures supreme durability and reliability in the harsh environments in which it’s expected to operate. A perceived disadvantage is that it does not contain a ratchet head, which some users may prefer, and most models can only be used in one direction for tightening nuts or bolts.

However, by attaching products such as a ratchet adaptor or a torque-angle adaptor to the Warren and Brown Deflecting Beam Torque Wrench, certain obstacles can be overcome. The wrench also becomes much more versatile and suitable for almost any torque application.
The Deflecting Beam Torque Wrench has utilised a simple design with proven results and reliability over the years. It is a product that will maintain its accuracy over the long term due to it containing no wearing parts.
Better still, the Warren and Brown Deflecting Beam Torque Wrench is still made in Australia! As well as torque wrenches, the W&B Precision Tools comprehensive range has you covered for:

  • Torque-setting equipment
  • Hand tools & accessories
  • Soldering equipment
  • Workshop, garage and service equipment
  • Wheel-torque setting equipment
  • Cylinder-head reconditioning equipment

For more information, to view the product range, or to find your local distributor, go here.

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