Asked by: Xuyong Gunthermann
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th March, 2020

How much torque can a 1/2 breaker bar take?

150 ft-lbs will break a 3/8" drive usually and about 300 ft-lbs will break a 1/2" drive. These are on regular breaker bars that are partially hollow and have the little ball in the space of the head to hold the socket.

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Beside this, how much torque can a 1 drive take?

1/4 drive, rated for up to 90 ft/lbs of torque.

Also, what size is a breaker bar? Refined Classic

15353 3/8-Inch Drive x 11-Inch Breaker Bar 15356 1/2-Inch Drive x 24-Inch Breaker Bar
Drive Size 3/8 inch 1/2 inch
Length 11.5 inch 24 inch

Simply so, how much torque can a 3/8 drive take?

depending on the size, 130 foot-pounds of torque is within the capability of 3/8, at least at 3/4" / 19mm. I suspect that many 3/8" drive sockets, ratchets and breaker bars are at that size are capability of handling even more torque.

Is a breaker bar the same as a torque wrench?

As a breaker bar works using leverage to get a bolt off, it provides quite a large handle for you. So, it is very convenient to use no matter who you are. But with a torque wrench, things are different. A torque wrench is like a ratchet having a small handle compared to a breaker bar.

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