Mick F wrote:I never give it a second thought.
No, indeed to goodness; you don't. How many "its" would you see differently if you did?
Cugel in Ceredigion.
Manc33 wrote:So are the first few people posting after me suggesting that if you clamp 4 bolts at 5Nm each, that's only putting 5Nm of total force on the part? ….
When I got a 5Nm torque key I realised 5Nm was more than I thought.
If you have 4 bolts at 5Nm each it has to be a total force of 20Nm
CX-3 wrote:An engineer told me before he died...
(Hands up if you know the rest of that pub outing song!!!)
...that an allen key would tighten to the correct torque for the size of bolt being tightened if it was done up hand tight, firmly but without using undue force. Something to do with the diameter of the head and the length of the key. Obviously he was talking about "proper" workshop keys, not the cut down version carried by cyclists. No need to lean on the key or use an extender bar.