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    If it's fake, they put serious effort in it. Notice the telescopic handle?

    While our Kit Bond Bridge [Kansas City] was built, felt privileged observing many steps of construction. The suspension cables have threaded fittings, probably 6" or 8" or diameter. Incredibly taut, essentially no cantenary slack is visible.
    Off all the fascinating work, didn't get to see that part! Hell's Bells, we drove right next to it every morning!
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    Wearing pink shirt: -50 manliness points
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    The only thing I've seen that comes close is a segmented version, like this one at Amazon:



    Also, behind the other guy's head. Is that a gasket?

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    Being a retired USAF Vet. I do remember that B-52 wing bolts Utilized something like the guys are holding in the Repair/Overhaul Depot's. There was a team that was flown around the world with sets of specialized tools like that to remove and reinstall special nuts and bolts on certain aircraft. I think those teams or at least some of them were stationed at Kelly AFB in San Antonio, Tx.

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    I think every time it clicks he feels it in his teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Wearing pink shirt: -50 manliness points
    Holding world's largest torque wrench: +1,000,000 manliness points

    The only thing I've seen that comes close is a segmented version, like this one at Amazon:



    Also, behind the other guy's head. Is that a gasket?
    I can relate to this guy that is why I bought a 6 to 1 torque multiplier
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfols View Post
    I think every time it clicks he feels it in his teeth.
    No, that's just recoil from his knee; toting it to job in question.

    And someone asked about gaskets, I'm certain exactly what they are. Very hard composition and a wax-like finish, to enable removal. I'll bet they fit a man-size access door, bolted on, to conduct structural surveys inside a pylon, ballast tank or such. Those fasteners are not subject to wrench of that magnitude.

    Frank S mentions a multiplier, ideal when limited space precludes a 10' cheater bar!
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    Enormous torque wrench. What do we have here? Weird custom order? Joke? Why not hydraulic?
    Wearing pink shirt: -50 manliness points
    Holding world's largest torque wrench: +1,000,000 manliness points
    I question -50 [negative points] severe enough penalty. Even a million point wrench used maybe twice a month, in comparison say, to fella working on the truck frame, can't nullify a pink tee as wardrobe element AT WORK!
    Or he's a new bachelor, unskilled in separating colors from whites, come laundry day. He wears calf high boots hiding equally cute socks.
    Might be fine imposed by his local, being late in union dues. . .
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    It's a Proto J6025, which can be set from 400-2000 ft-lbs. Why you would use this over a torque multiplier, I have no idea, but you can still buy one for ~$2300.

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    Some where in my stuff I have a 1 1/2" hydraulic impact wrench I bought from a rail road auction. When something needs to be really tight that thing is the way to go just preset the relief valve and every bolt/ nut will be tightened within a few %.



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