The fat is ok. Fix it sticks and seekonk are awesome. Fat is worth the money...but is not on the same level as the others. If you want real world data to back this up let me know.That's good info. To think I have been torquing wrong all these years. BTW that Wheeler FAT Wrench is awesome for anyone who does small fastener torquing.
The thing is...what might work and what is right are often two different things. You are welcome to rely on "ouch" to determine torque value...but I have seen several people trash high dollar scopes from tightening the rings too tight. I have actually seen people trash scopes by using sub-par torque wrenches as well (not the fat) and simply trusting them to work right.Related discussion at the range last Friday regarding everyone's obsession with torque on rifles and scopes.
Main question was "How did we survive all these years without Inch/Pound torque wrenches and just had to rely on the spring of an 'L-shaped' allen wrench with our finger tip on it?"
The common allen wrench has different lengths. Short for small fasteners, long for larger fasteners. When the wrench just starts to flex a little with your finger pad on the end, both the flex and pain in your finger tip indicate when you have the right torque
Of course that usually doesn't satisfy the OCD in most of us now, does it.
I certainly don't disagree but I'm old enough to remember when they just didn't exist at any price an average shooter could afford. The heart of my post was nostalgic, recalling a time when people had to rely on common sense and a reasonable level of skill.It doesn't make sense not to have a good set of torque wrenches when you are talking about the kind of money that we spend on gear.