Impact air wrenches are not recognized as torque control devices. Air guns and impact hammers can easily improperly torque bolts, leading to stripped heads or loose flange nuts that create a safety hazard. Over-tightened or under-tightened lug nuts can lead to costly wheel-off accidents, which can have catastrophic results.
Torque Fin stabilizes a manual torque wrench to obtain an accurate torque, time after time, turning a two-person job into a one-person job, saving technicians time and money.
R.I.S.T., the procedure implemented by the Tire Industry Association, was developed to promote safety and accuracy in tire service procedures. “Torque” is the final step in the R.I.S.T. procedure. With the Torque Fin installed on the manual torque wrench extension, technicians tighten each nut to the recommended torque, in a star pattern. The Torque Fin is the go-to tool for the most accurate, efficient, and consistent large-truck wheel torque service procedures.