| Check you specs again. 400 to 600 ft-lbs torque will shear off most any
| bolt you'll find in a lawn mower. Is it 400 in-lbs?
| Claudia wrote:
| > Actually I know what it is, but I am not sure I am using it correctly.
| > I replaced a blade on my lawn mower, and I was trying to tighten the
| > spec, which is between 400 and 600 ft lbs. Well, I set my torque wrench
| > 500 ft lbs, and I was hoping to hear the "click" that tells me I got to
| > destination. But it's been a while since I used a torque wrench, and I
| > not sure what I should be hearing anymore. Can you help? When I try to
| > give it another 1/4 turn I hear something, but it's not a full blown
| > Does this make sense? Yet, I don't want to go any further and
| > or even break something
| > For what it's worth, I was able to unscrew the bolt with the same
| > the torque wrench. I am thinking that maybe this tells me that if I
| > more or less the same force to unscrew it as I am in tightening the bolt
| > I should be okay.
| > Any help is appreciated.
| > Claudia
Yes, it is inch lbs. See my response to Java Man if interested in this