Ok, so I'm pretty savvy when it comes to mechanical and technical stuff, but I was hoping you guys/gals could help me out.
I'm looking to buy a torque wrench, but I'm not sure what range (i.e. 20-100), increments (i.e. ft/lbs), size (1/4, 3/8, 1/2), and type (clicker/beam) I should buy.
My primary goal right now is to use it for things like fairing bolts, oil filter, oil drain bolt, etc.
Could someone advise me on these parameters so I know what torque wrench I should get?? A link to a quality torque wrench with a reasonable price would be helpful as well. My only concerns about a clicker type is the potential for loss of calibration and future calibration costs, but the beam seems like it would be difficult to read accurately at times.
Please don't tell me that I should just tighten by feel. I'm kinda strong and have a habit of over-tightening everything I get my hands on (even soda bottles...) Using a torque wrench over time will be a nice way to get the feel of the proper forces down as muscle memory, which will make me more confident in the future about not using one if necessary.