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I've heard about the fishing scale trick but I would rather pay a shop to do it right. Just not sure what type place to contact. I have the day off today and would love to get it done.
 

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around here most all the snap-on tool guys have a calibrater on their truck with them :yup:
 

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JohnLarkin said:
I've heard about the fishing scale trick but I would rather pay a shop to do it right. Just not sure what type place to contact. I have the day off today and would love to get it done.
Most any tool truck, Mac/ Snap-on, can, or at least farm it out to be done.
Being in the *city*, you might try the yellow pages, and see whatcha find.
 

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If you want it NIST certified you need to take or send it to a Metrology lab. We had one at the Air Force Base & in fact I was the precision measuring equipment coordinator for several machine shops there. I watched them check my torque wrench and I'm sure no Mac or Snapon truck will have the same quality of equipment for doing it the way it's done per NIST standards.
Just throwing in my .02 here but FWIW, whether using a fish scale or the Snapon truck, I'd think either would be close enough for anything automotive.
 
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