Park Tool is well known for making some of the best quality tools and accessories in the mountain bike industry. If you're looking for a top-notch torque wrench, look no further. The Park Tool TW-6.2 Torque Wrench is perfect for any situation and has been a huge help for our customer Jake. Check it out!
Park Tool is the “go-to” brand of tools for the biking world. Their products are very high quality and usually worth the extra coin, but is this wrench worth it?
The TW-6.2 Torque Wrench is a hefty wrench to be used on all bolts in the 10-60 Nm torque range. It is adjustable in .25 Nm increments and can apply torque in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions which is necessary for installing cranks, pedals, and suspension pivot bolts. The torque range allows it to torque almost everything on the bike except cockpit controls or other smaller bolts which require featherweight torque. In that case, the Park Tool TW-5.2 can be used which has a 2-14 Nm range.
I am located in Minnesota where I ride a wide mix of park, singletrack, and XC trails, and sometimes all types in a single weekend. I like to consider myself a home mechanic as I find working on my bikes both satisfying for peace of mind and easy on my wallet. However, a mechanic is only as good as their tools. When I need a specialty tool or a tool that will see regular use I prefer to buy the best available, this usually leads me towards Park Tools. Plus as a Minnesota rider, I really like supporting a Minnesota company as well.
Park Tool spent some time making a great tool. My favorite thing about this torque wrench is that it is very easy to set the desired torque setting. To set torque the dial pulls out and locks in 0.25 Nm increments when the dial is pushed back in. A spring helps hold the dial pushed in and I have yet to accidentally move the torque setting while wrenching on any bolts. This was a huge upgrade for me as the cheaper torque wrenches usually just have a knurled locking bolt to keep the torque. I always found myself accidentally turning the torque setting dial on my old wrenches.
The dial on the TW-6.2 is very easy to read, especially with my garage doubling as a bat cave. No need to use a flashlight to see what torque setting you are on.
My only minor complaint with this wrench is it has a very quiet “click” when it hits the desired torque setting. This took some quick getting used to as I had to go by feel more than sound. The “click” is still audible but if you listen to music while working it is hard to hear.
This torque wrench is well worth the money. With today’s lightweight carbon components, torque settings must be applied as exactly as intended by the manufacturer to avoid cracking or other issues. This wrench will see a lot of use in the upcoming years, and I can easily see this wrench lasting me for a very long time.
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