Milenco Torque Wrench Safety Kit Review

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Milenco Torque Wrench Safety Kit Review

Before I start I’d just like to say, I’ve been caravanning since 2006 and have NEVER checked my wheel nuts on caravan, or car. Once you get into your head that the wheel nuts may come loose, you simply have to check them..

“£50 for a torque wrench? Are you absolutely bonkers? You can get them for 20 quid on Amazon! The amount you’ll use it, it’s not worth it.” And this was just what I said to myself as I was unwrapping the parcel.

I could have bought one for £20 true and it would have done the job, 100%.

So why did I buy the Milenco Torque Wrench Safety Kit? Hopefully in this article I’ll be able to justify it to myself and maybe I can give you some reasons to purchase it, or indeed save 30 quid and buy the cheaper one. At this point in the article I really don’t know.

Here’s a photo of the offending piece of hardware your honour.
This bad boy is going to have to earn its keep that’s for sure. Not only will I be “torquing up” the caravan wheels (I have a twin axle so 4 wheels, just to justify the purchase a little more) but also Mrs Caravan Vlogger’s car, my car, my 2 daughter’s cars and my son’s car. Five cars and a caravan in total, that’s 20 wheels, so that’s potentially 100 wheel nuts. 100 / £50 = 0.50p per wheel. An absolute bargain, I should have bought TWO!

OK, so I’ll never be the Chancellor of the Exchequer (thankfully), but I think I’ve done a reasonable job of justifying it to myself?

Why Do I Need A Torque Wrench?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been made aware that caravan wheels can work loose. They can WHAT? I don’t know the technical reason why. I don’t know why I need to worry about my caravan wheels and not give a flying fudge about my car ones. Or maybe I should worry about the car ones? Anyway, that aside for the moment. I’ve been made aware that nuts can come loose, at about the same time there was something in the news about a caravan wheel and also on a traffic update I heard of a traffic jam due to a caravan wheel falling off. (If a wheel can fall off). That’s it, mind made up, buy a bloody torque wrench. So I did.

What is “Torque”?

You can google torque for a technical understanding if you have a mind to. Basically, torque is a measure of how tight the wheel nut is. So instead of tightening it as much as is humanly possible, you tighten with a torque wrench. You set a measurement as per recommendations by manufacturer and when you tighten, you keep going until it goes “click”.

What Did I Get In the Packet?

Rather annoyingly, as you can see from the photo, it came in the rather difficult to open plastic straight jacket. These are bad enough with small purchases, but this is quite big. I had to open it with scissors, no way you could use your bare hands.

  • Torque Wrench
  • Indicators (More on these later)
  • Extension Bar
  • 21mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

You might be able to see from the photo that it’s a “Bailey Version”, another reason why I bought it. Bailey have 19mm wheel nuts. This was partly due to my ignorance, honestly I’m an advertisers dream!

Now, I’m hoping that the 21mm is going to fit my car(s). I think I have various sockets lying around, quite possible not in my socket set case, more likely strewn around my shed, or in my office, or of course in any number of kitchen cupboards and lastly, somewhere in the caravan!

I’ve included a photo of the back as well…

On the back of the pack there are instructions on how to use it. Just as well, I’ve never used one before. I do know, however, that you use it to tighten wheel nuts to a certain “torque”. When it clicks, it is tight enough. Now, I know this because I had a tire fitted on my car a little while ago and the tire fitter had a torque wrench. However, I have never used one myself, and not set it up before either.

Milenco Caravan Wheel Torque Wrench Safety Set + 20 Wheel Nut Indicators*
  • Model Number: 2868
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Package Weight: 2820 grams
  • Package Dimensions (L x B x H) in cm: 4.6 x 27 x 64

Just a note to anyone with a Unicorn IV; mine came with wheel nuts that need a special adapter (which was supplied) naturally I didn’t know this, until I came to use the wrench for the first time. 

Ease of Use

Torque wrenches in general are very easy to use. In fact, I’ve created a video for you where I’ll tell you all about it. It’s not a technical video, so anyone can understand it.

Amazon Best Selling Torque Wrenches

Bestseller No. 1
Pro Bike Tool 1/4 Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench Set – 2 to 20 Nm – Bicycle Maintenance Kit for Road & Mountain Bikes - Includes Allen & Torx Sockets, Extension Bar & Storage Box (Silver)
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Pro Bike Tool 1/4 Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench Set – 2 to 20 Nm – Bicycle Maintenance Kit for Road & Mountain Bikes - Includes Allen & Torx Sockets, Extension Bar & Storage Box (Silver)*
  • Precision Torque Measurement - Install components with calibrated precision - 2.0 to 20.0 Newton Meter torque range with micro adjustment to 0.1. Helps ensure that the fittings on your bike are tightened to the correct torque, and that clamping forces are distributed evenly across clamping surfaces. This helps prolong the life of high-performance components and prevents damage from over tightening. Ideal for use on stems, seat clamps, lever clamps, chain sets, rotors and headsets.
  • Peace Of Mind Protect Your Investment – Over-tightening bolts can cause expensive damage to your bike. Applying too little torque can lead to bolts working loose or not doing their job. Our 1/4-inch drive dual-direction torque wrench driver removes the guesswork, making it easy to follow the manufacturer’s recommended settings. Each hand tool is shipped pre-calibration tested for accuracy, +/- 4% (clockwise) and +/- 6% (counter clockwise).
  • Safe & Easy To Use & Read – Smooth and precise operation. Spring loaded adjustment collar automatically ‘locks’ in place at the desired torque setting, ensuring it will not accidentally slip when being used. High-contrast Nm scale is easy to read. Wrench emits a ‘click’ that can be ‘heard and felt’ when the pre-set torque value is reached, alerting you to ‘stop’ applying force. Important: At low Nm settings under 5 Nm the click can be ‘subtle’. Between 5 & 20 Nm the click will be stronger.
  • Right Tools For The Job – Includes Hex: H2, H2.5, H3, H4, H5, H6, H8, H10. Torx: T10, T25, T30 socket set and 100mm extension bar for reaching concealed bolts. Bespoke protective molded case to keep the torque wrench and tool bits stored safely, also includes ‘storage’ section inside case to store bolts when using the wrench. Reversible 72-tooth ratchet head measures torque in clockwise and counter clockwise directions. Engage and release bit instalment button.
  • Professional Quality – Each hand tool is fully calibration tested for accuracy to ISO 6789-2:2017 and DIN EN ISO 6789-1:2017-07 requirements and test methods for design conformance testing, quality conformance testing and recalibration procedure. Includes individual certificate of calibration with each set. We are so confident about our high-quality wrenches that if you have any product issues, we’re very happy to either provide a Refund or a Replacement on your purchase!
Bestseller No. 2
1/4" Torque Wrench 5-25 Nm High Precision Bike Maintenance kit 1/4 Inch Drive Repair Spanner Key with Double Scale, Two-Way Ratchet, with Wrench Socket Bit Extension Bar (1/4 Inch)*
  • 【Widely Use】Handife 1/4 inch torque wrench is a very useful and precise hand tool. It is often used for bicycles and motorcycles maintenance. This device measures and helps to control the tightening torque of a bolt.
  • 【±4% High Precision】Each torque wrench has been fully calibrated and tested and meets the requirements of ISO6789 and ASME B107.14M. Each product has a separate calibration certificate.
  • 【Double Scale】Torque value range: 5-25Nm (55-231 M.KG). Nm and FT-LB double scale, suitable for most use occasions.
  • 【New Structure】The push and pull unlocking structure is more convenient for users to adjust the torque value. This structure will not loosen during work, thereby ensuring the accuracy of the required torque value and the safety of the equipment.
  • 【High-Quality Material】Laser engraved scale value. The font is not easy to be scratched. Aluminium alloy material, stable but not excessively heavy.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Draper 30357 Micrometer Reversible Ratchet Torque Wrench, 1/2" Square Drive, 30Nm-210Nm*
  • Torque values to be set When torque is reached the wrench produces an audible click and a release of tension Comes with: Blow moulded storage case
  • 22.1-154.9Lb-Ft Ratchet Torque Wrench
  • Marked Range: 1/2" Square Drive 30 - 210Nm
  • Comes with: Blow mould storage case
SaleBestseller No. 4
Silverline 633567 Torque Wrench 1/2 inch Drive 28-210 Nm*
  • Chrome vanadium steel construction with reversible ratchet head
  • Knurled adjustment handle and locking ring for precise torque settings
  • Range 28 - 210Nm and resolution 1Nm
  • Used for fastening and loosening nuts and bolts when controlled and specific torque (tightening force) is required
  • Ideal for general mechanics, tyre changing applications, and industrial maintenance and repair
SaleBestseller No. 5
Draper 78639 BTW 1/4" Square Drive Torque Wrench 5-25Nm*
  • Easy to use torque wrench essential for precision work, this universal, easy to use torque wrench is ideal for many everyday applications.
  • The click-type operation and micrometer adjustment allow the user to apply the correct tension when required, providing easy and accurate use.
  • The torque value range is 5-25Nm and delivered with an accuracy spread of plus/minus 4 per cent.
  • Each torque wrench is supplied in sturdy and robust blow mould case for safekeeping.
  • Easy to use torque wrench essential for precision work, this universal, easy to use torque wrench is ideal for many everyday applications.
Bestseller No. 7
Teng 1292AGEP 40-210nm 1/2-inch Torque Wrench Drive*
  • Can be used for tightening and final checking of torque
  • Equipped with an angular gauge
  • Graduated in Nm and ft.lb
  • Rubber handle for grip
  • Manufactured to DIN3122 standards
Bestseller No. 8
PRO BIKE TOOL 3/8 Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench Set 10 to 60 Nm – Bicycle Maintenance Kit for Road & Mountain Bikes, Motorcycle Multitool - Includes 1/2' & 1/4' Adapters, Extension Bar & Storage Box
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PRO BIKE TOOL 3/8 Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench Set 10 to 60 Nm – Bicycle Maintenance Kit for Road & Mountain Bikes, Motorcycle Multitool - Includes 1/2" & 1/4" Adapters, Extension Bar & Storage Box*
  • Precision Torque Measurement – High Torque Settings - Install components with calibrated precision - 10.0 to 60.0 Newton Meter (88 to 530 inch pounds) torque range with micro adjustment to 0.5 Nm. Designed for higher torque setting repairs and installations including: bottom bracket, cassettes, cassette lock ring, crank - sets, bolts & arms, pedals and disc brake rotors.
  • Peace Of Mind Protect Your Investment – Over-tightening bolts can cause expensive damage to your bike. Applying too little torque can lead to bolts working loose or not doing their job. Our 3/8-inch drive dual-direction torque wrench driver removes the guesswork, making it easy to follow the manufacturer’s recommended settings. Each hand tool is shipped pre-calibration tested for accuracy, +/- 4% (clockwise) and +/- 6% (counter clockwise). Torque wrench length: 27.7cm/10.9", width: 3.1cm/1.22"
  • Safe & Easy To Use & Read – Smooth and precise operation. Spring loaded adjustment collar automatically ‘locks’ in place at the desired torque setting, ensuring it will not accidentally slip when being used. High-contrast Nm scale is easy to read. Wrench emits a ‘click’ that can be ‘heard and/or felt’ when the pre-set torque value is reached, alerting you to ‘stop’ applying force.
  • Right Tools For The Job – Includes 3/8” to ¼” adaptor, 3/8” to ½” adaptor and 75mm extension bar. Bespoke protective case to keep the adjustable torque wrench and tool bits stored safely, also includes ‘storage’ section inside case to store bolts when using the wrench. Reversible 72-tooth ratchet head measures torque in clockwise and counter clockwise directions. Engage and release bit instalment button.
  • Professional Quality – Each hand tool is fully calibration tested for accuracy to ISO 6789-2:2017 and DIN EN ISO 6789-1:2017-07 requirements and test methods for design conformance testing, quality conformance testing and recalibration procedure. Includes individual certificate of calibration with each set. We are so confident about our high-quality wrenches that if you have any product issues, we’re very happy to either provide a Refund or a Replacement on your purchase!
Bestseller No. 9
VANPO Torque Wrench 3/8, Length 45cm, 10-110Nm Torque Wrench Set, High Accuracy ± 3% Ratchet Drive Torque Wrench with 3/8" Extension Bar(75mm), 1/4" Adapter & 1/2" Adapter for Bike, Car, Motocycle*
  • 【High Accuracy ± 3%】Each torque wrench is fully calibration tested for accuracy according to international standards DIN-ISO-6789 and the test methods for conformity tests. Torque wrench with an accuracy of ± 3% can ensure higher accuracy. It is reliable and accurate for repairing and maintenance of cars and motorcycles in daily use. Individual calibration certificate included in each kit.
  • 【Click Signal Effect】When the tightening torque of the fastening element reaches the preset value, a "click" sound can be automatically issued to remind you no longer apply force. Prevents loosening from insufficient tightening and damage caused by over-tightening. With this ratchet torque spanner set you can easily adjust the desired torque and fix parts in optimal strength.
  • 【Precise Torque Adjustment】Torque value range 10-110 Nm, in 0.5 Nm increments for particularly fine, precise adjustment and correct mounting of your bicycle parts with car parts. High-quality professional torque wrench, handle scale adopts laser technology, scale is clear and easy to read, not easy to wear. Square drive torque wrench set with a 3/8 inch wrench, 75 mm 3/8 inch extension bar, 1/2 inch adapter and 1/4 inch adapter.
  • 【Easy to Use】Pull down the lock knob and hold it until the torque setting is completed. Release the hand and the lock knob will automatically rebound back to lock the value. The torque wrench head is equipped with quick release button, which can easily install and remove the socket, firmly grasp the socket to prevent falling off. More convenient to use.
  • 【High-quality and Reversible Ratchet】Turn the ratchet direction switch and you can adjust the direction of use at any time, so that the torque wrench can be used both clockwise and counterclockwise. The torque wrench is made of wear-resistant and rust-resistant chrome vanadium steel. The handle is made of aluminium-titanium alloy, which is comfortable to hold. Excellent material extends the life of torque wrench.
Bestseller No. 10
Teng 3892ag-E1 Torque Wrench Angular Gauge 5-25nm 3/8in Square Drive*
  • Flip reverse ratchet action. Manufactured to conform to BS 6703/88
  • Unique angular gauge, for use after tightening stretch bolts
  • Both the torque and angular gauge can be set with the one tool
  • Also suitable for 1/4 in square drive sockets if used in conjunction with 3/8 female/ 1/4 male adaptor (380035). It features a lockable setting and has an accuracy of +/- 4%. The torque wrench is reversible with a lever but only for right hand action for torque checking

*Last update on 2021-09-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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