1J40.15 - Torque Wrench
Hook the large torque wrench onto the nut and tighten to 30 Newtons using the Newton scale. Show that when using the small wrench to loosen, that it takes upwards to 90 Newtons before the nut breaks free.
- Richard W. Cole, "Torque and the Bending of Conduit", TPT, Vol. 13, # 3, March 1975, p. 170.
- Borislaw Bilash II, “Effort Overcomes Resistance“, A Demo A Day – A Year of Physical Science Demonstrations, p. 261.
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