Torque Wrench ensures proper settings during pipeline repair.

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Designed with bolt-thru feature that facilitates access to nuts on any threaded length, SureTork® wrench facilitates clamp installation by ensuring nuts are always properly torqued. Click-type torque handle with quick release socket head accepts Lowell standard or extended reach sockets. Measuring 20 in. long and weighing 5 lb with head and one socket, wrench offers torque range of 30-150 lb-ft and supports field-adjustments in 1 lb-ft increments.

Original Press Release:

New SureTork® Wrench Ensures Proper Torque Settings During Pipeline Repair and Installation

Worcester, MA . . . A new torque wrench from Lowell Corporation can solve a big problem facing operators of pipeline installation and repair equipment as well as the equipment manufacturers: the improper tightening of nuts and bolts during installation.

Lowell Corporation's SureTork wrench can greatly facilitate proper clamp installation by ensuring that nuts are always properly torqued. And unlike other torque wrenches, the SureTork's bolt-thru feature permits easy access to nuts on any threaded length.

When nuts are improperly tightened, repair clamps, service saddles, tapping sleeves, and mechanical joint couplings may fail prematurely resulting in service disruptions and expensive replacement. Failure due to improper installation may also void the manufacturer's warranty adding additional expense.

The Lowell SureTork wrench is a click-type torque handle with a quick release socket head that accepts Lowell's standard or extended reach sockets. The wrench is 20" long, weighs 5 lbs with the head and one socket, and is 100% made in USA.

Torque settings range from 30 to 150 lb-ft. and torque value is field-adjustable in 1 lb-ft. increments. Each handle is serialized and supplied with a certificate of calibration.

Wrenches are sold individually with one standard or extended reach socket. Sets are available with five extended reach hex sockets or six standard sockets (Hex or Square). Extended Hex socket sizes range from 7/8" to 1-1/4". Standard Hex socket sizes range from 5/8" to 1-1/4" and standard square sizes range from 5/8" to 1-1/4". Metric sockets are also available upon request.

Price of the wrench with one standard socket is $325 and $332 with one extended reach socket. A set that includes the wrench and five extended reach sockets is $532.00. A set that includes the wrench and six standard sockets is $540.00.

Like all Lowell products, the SureTork wrench is guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for one year from date of delivery.

For more information about Lowell's new torque wrench, for the name of a distributor, or for a full-line catalog, call 800/456-9355 or 508/835-2900, or email

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