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As a professional mechanic by trade, I use torque wrenches daily. I have everything from a 4ft, 1" drive down to a 1/4" for finer applications. When I received the Bikemaster 3/8" Digital Torque Wrench, I was able to put it to work immediately. My overall impression is that it's a well-built, quality tool. I used it on everything from a trailer hitch install near its maximum torque setting, to a top-end rebuild at the very bottom setting.
The wrench comes with a torque certification sheet and can be easily calibrated. I happen to have access to a torque calibration checker, so I was able to test the accuracy of the tool. From the very bottom of the torque range to its top, the Bikemaster Digital Torque Wrench was within .75% to 1.5% of the set point. In contrast, a much more expensive brand in my tool box is .1% to 1% throughout the range. But, is the difference really worth an extra $375.00? Likely only if you'll use the tool daily, or your 90s fluorescent riding boots will go another few rides before replacement.
For the money, the Bikemaster Digital Torque Wrench is a good buy for most mechanics. It's basically 3 to 4X less expensive than some "professional grade" brands, and outside of it missing some features like a vibrating handle at torque, it virtually does the same job. Hard to go wrong here.