Other Torque Tools

Other torque tools (from bottom: LAB 2-prong, HPC Feather, HPC Variable, Tweezer). A number of other 2-prong torque tools have been produced by various manufacturers, but none work especially well or provide the control of the Falle tools. The LAB 2-prong tool (bottom) is useful for holding open the covers of car locks. The "feather" tool (second from bottom) has a spring to control torque. While this does allow good control over the amount of torque applied, it also effectively eliminates almost all tactile feedback via the torque tool, making it of very limited value against the kinds of locks that might require such careful control.

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