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    Question eBay. Never bought there before. Any tips? Safe to buy torque wrench?

    The subject pretty well sums up my situation.

    I need to start building up my tool collection so people will stop looking at me that way when I ask to borrow tools at DIY events. One of the things I need most is a torque wrench. I've never used eBay before, but this looks pretty tempting, and at that price (or not too much higher) I'm willing to take the risk before I drive up to Gettysburg to buy at the outlet which sells Tekton.

    So, is this a good idea? What's good advice for a first-time eBayer?

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    Senior Member John in VA's Avatar
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    EBay or otherwise, new or used, you never know if the calibration is correct. If the tool has been dropped or abused, it may not be accurate. I wonder how much Snap-on charges for calibration? A new wrench is $479. 5–100 ft-lb is a very useful wrench, from small fasteners to wheel bolts.
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