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Il Marzocco
05-14-2007, 08:31 AM
Davide' and I were talking about torque wrenches last week. I have a high-range one for the rear wheel and clutch, but need a low range one for the rest of the bike. He said he needs one also. Maybe some of you are in the same boat.

I contacted a wholesaler who has a large number of overstock CDI torque wrenches from the U.S. military. They're new in box with calibration certificates, etc. CDI is owned by Snap On and makes all the Snap On wrenches, as well as Proto (and I think Matco also). I'm told the difference between the CDI brand and the Snap On brand is that Snap On is sold from the truck and any Snap On truck will take a Snap On wrench for service, warranty or calibration. A CDI wrench would have to be taken to a warranty center or independent calibration shop.

This wholesaler says he has 200 of a wrench that has the working range 15Nm to 82Nm, perfect for Ducati. He has been selling them on eBay and I see they go for $70-$80 plus shipping, which is a great deal for a wrench that lists for $200. I contacted him and asked, and he responded yesterday saying that he will sell them to the DOC club members for $50 plus shipping. This looks like a screaming deal.

Can anyone confirm the quality of CDI? I'm no torque wrench expert.

Assuming this checks out, who would be interested? I haven't talked to the seller about logistics but I assume we could easily make payment and shipping arrangements. Maybe he could ship a batch and we can save on individual shipping charges.

If there is interest I could contact him about a higher range wrench for those needing one (for those 180-200Nm bolts).

The model is the 7502MRMH, 3/8", 100-750 in. lb and 14.1 - 81.9 Nm. This is what the CDI website says (http://www.cditorque.com/main.html): (http://www.cditorque.com/main.html%29:)

* Dual scale, Calibrated dual direction.

* Positive Lock with spring loaded pull down lock ring.

* Fast, accurate and easy to set.

* Easy-to-read Laser marked scales.

* Most feature Quick Release buttons which provide good socket retention as well as easy socket removal.

* Accuracy: ± 4% clockwise ± 6% CCW of indicated value, CW, from 20% to 100% of full scale.

* Meets or exceeds ASME B107.14M-1994, ISO 6789 Standards.

* Individually serialized with matching certificate of calibration traceable to N.I.S.T.

wsuduc
05-14-2007, 10:07 AM
You know I am in for that!! Chalk me up as a yes.

Updated web link http://www.cditorque.com/

They call themselves a 'snap-on' company on their intro page.

Heck for $50 I don't think you can go wrong. The Sears brands are $100!

Davidť
05-14-2007, 10:12 AM
Yep, I am looking for high, middle and low torque ranges, so consider me in. Thanks Brian!

kurtfriedrich
05-14-2007, 10:12 AM
count me in.

Bong
05-14-2007, 10:13 AM
Put me down for one as well please. Thanks

Habanero
05-14-2007, 10:24 AM
I'm in.

Thanks, Scott

Jeremy
05-14-2007, 10:27 AM
I'm in for the 14-81 Nm one.

Sieg
05-14-2007, 10:28 AM
752MFRMH 5-75 ft. lb.3/8"0.510.2 - 98.3.716.00 (406.40)1.43 (36.32)1.20 (30.48)1.40 (35.56)2.50 (l.13)
FWIW: This model looks identical to my Snap-On wrench that listed at around $285.

ToddEichel
05-14-2007, 10:53 AM
I'm in, too....

DucNuts
05-14-2007, 11:08 AM
Count me in..

Il Marzocco
05-14-2007, 03:03 PM
In six hours I've gotten 85 views and 9 saying yes. I think I've touched on an unmet need...:)

Jeremy, ye of missing brake caliper bolts, I'm glad to see you in this group!

Brian

martys
05-14-2007, 03:05 PM
I'll take one too.

swassociates
05-14-2007, 03:07 PM
I'm in. How are you going to handle the finances?

Davidť
05-14-2007, 03:12 PM
I'm in. How are you going to handle the finances?Well, now that you've chimed in Scott... :p

wwahl
05-14-2007, 03:34 PM
I'm in for the small one.

JFTAD
05-14-2007, 04:42 PM
I'll take one as well

Il Marzocco
05-14-2007, 08:13 PM
I'm in. How are you going to handle the finances?

I was talking to Davide' about that. One easy way would be to let the seller set up a "Buy it Now" on eBay and let each of us click it, then pay individually through PayPal. To avoid the whole world getting in on the deal we could have the eBay description be something obscure so the world wouldn't find it with eBay search, such as "Chrome Wrench for Seattle DOC" with only a model number in the description, with price and shipping charges. The seller can post it at a particular time, the listing could be up for only a few hours or a day.

On the other hand, maybe the seller would give us a great deal on shipping if we put all the wrenches in one shipment. Of course, that would mean someone would have to receive the wrenches. Maybe a good excuse to get together for a beer?

Whatever is easiest. This is easily the best deal I've ever seen on a new, quality torque wrench.

Brian

ducmons
05-14-2007, 08:37 PM
I'll take the free one. You know the one you forgot to mention. Yes, that's right, the buy ten get one free. Put my name on the free one. :happy57:


Of course I'm just kidding. :rolleyes: I want one as well. :cool2:

mostrorosso
05-14-2007, 08:46 PM
What a great deal!
I'm in for a 7502MRMH

Thanks, Mark

Mitch
05-14-2007, 09:41 PM
I'm in too. I'd probably be up for a bigger one as well (if that comes together somehow).

I guess they'll be some "like new" Craftsman ones for sale on Craigslist soon. :p

d919
05-15-2007, 09:38 AM
I am interested - The model is the 7502MRMH, 3/8", 100-750 in. lb and 14.1 - 81.9 Nm.

Reg.

mofoninja
05-15-2007, 11:25 AM
I'm in as well!

-mofo

deerio
05-15-2007, 12:50 PM
When is this deal planned to go thru? :happy44:

wsuduc
05-15-2007, 03:53 PM
When is this deal planned to go thru? :happy44:


Deerio, how the heck is anyone supposed to think straight with those jiggly wiggles stairing at me!!!:

Soon I hope, and with the interest I think it can be pretty soon. Problem will be money and ordering. I think for simplicity sake the ebay with a special code word on it is the best option. the logistics of mailing them all and then trying to get payment might be a PITA.

Davidť
05-15-2007, 04:00 PM
PITAYeah, a super huge PITA. :p

martys
05-15-2007, 09:48 PM
you should ask the tool dealer if we can pay individually over a given period of time, like two weeks. then he can bulk ship them all to DucSea where we can pick them up at our convenience. of course, if that's ok with Dave.

Gman
05-15-2007, 10:16 PM
Sound great, I would be game. Maybe a 1/2in one as well, if the deal is the same. For this price these can stay in my trailer and I can keep the snap-on ones in the garage.
G

Il Marzocco
05-16-2007, 11:54 AM
I've emailed the guy about payment and shipping. I'll post whenever I hear from him.

Brian

Lotus54
05-16-2007, 06:35 PM
count me in also.

Mark

Mikey
05-17-2007, 12:20 AM
I am also interested in the 7502MRMH model. Possible to get a deal on the 1002CF3 model?

Il Marzocco
05-18-2007, 08:14 AM
Guys, I haven't heard back from the seller yet. (On vacation? Asleep? We overwhelmed him?) I'm headed to Napa for the weekend so I'll check back at the beginning of next week.

Cheers,
Brian

Bong
05-18-2007, 08:16 AM
Guys, I haven't heard back from the seller yet. (On vacation? Asleep? We overwhelmed him?) I'm headed to Napa for the weekend so I'll check back at the beginning of next week.

Cheers,
Brian

Thanks for working on the Brian!

You going to see the races this weekend? If so can you take pictures of the Motowheels 1098 for me. Want to see all the adds they've done to their yellow version.

Thanks!

pmugrage
05-18-2007, 03:00 PM
Bong,
Check the Ducati.ms website under the vendor section/ motowheels and they have a running thread showing the pictures of all the mods to date.

ride57
05-20-2007, 12:25 AM
I am interested in one if its not to late.

Doug

Il Marzocco
05-25-2007, 05:49 PM
I'm back in town and I'm playing phone tag with the seller. He said in email that he also has some of the Snap On 1/4" drive 40-200 inch-lb version (model QJR117F) if anyone is interested.

Dave Roosevelt and the kind folks down at Ducati Seattle have offered to receive a group shipment of the torque wrenches in order to save on shipping costs. I'll ask the seller how much this will save. I'm not sure it's worth it for what is probably a savings of $5 per wrench. Probably better just to have them shipped direct to each buyer's home.

I'll keep you posted. Expect this to be completed next week.

Cheers,
Brian

Davidť
05-25-2007, 06:28 PM
Thanks Brian! Looking forward to many newton meters (or foot-pounds for you patriots out there) of enjoyable torquing. :p

swassociates
05-25-2007, 08:09 PM
Just tell me where to send the money

Mitch
05-25-2007, 08:51 PM
I'm interested in the larger one too. Just let me know where and when to send the money, thanks.

Il Marzocco
05-31-2007, 12:12 PM
OK, Iíve got things set up with Mike McComb, the torque wrench guy. Iíve spoken to him on the phone and he tells me that he works for JIT Industries in Decatur Alabama. They are a hydraulics manufacturer and bought these torque wrenches as government overstock.

They have a pallet of two types of wrenches:

CDI 3/8" drive model 7502MRMH 150-750 in-lb (14-82Nm)
Snap-On 1/4" drive model QJR117F 40-200 in-lb (4-22Nm)

CDI makes all the Snap-On wrenches and is owned by Snap-On. Sorry, he doesnít have any 1/2Ē drive models that would cover the 180Nm we need for rear axle nuts, clutch, etc.

In recent sales of these by this seller on eBay (megcatsales) the 750 in-lb model went for about $60, and the 200 in-lb model went for a bit over $100. He says he will price them each at $50 for us. The list prices are $250 or so.

He tells me that these are new wrenches, in the boxes, the current model, not refurbished, rejects, blems or seconds. He says NASA there in AL buys all kinds of stuff they later donít need, so they sell it in bulk. JIT bought a whole pallet of these.

We talked and decided that although shipping them all together might save a few bucks per wrench, the hassle on our end to get them to each of you was just not worth it. I do have to give a thank you to Dave Roosevelt and the guys from Ducati Seattle who offered to receive the bulk shipment so you could pick them up there. I know that for some that would work well, for others not so well, so for the price weíre getting I think we can each pay for individual shipping.

Naturally, I canít guarantee any of this. I see that he only has a few eBay sales so normally that would give me concern. However, we all have eBay protection and VISA protection. Iím buying too, so if we get screwed we will be in it together.

Iíll let you know when they listed.

Cheers,
Brian
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swassociates
05-31-2007, 12:27 PM
WooHoo!

kurtfriedrich
05-31-2007, 01:53 PM
OK, Iíve got things set up with Mike McComb, the torque wrench guy. Iíve spoken to him on the phone and he tells me that he works for JIT Industries in Decatur Alabama. They are a hydraulics manufacturer and bought these torque wrenches as government overstock.

They have a pallet of two types of wrenches:

CDI 3/8" drive model 7502MRMH 150-750 in-lb (14-82Nm)
Snap-On 1/4" drive model QJR117F 40-200 in-lb (4-22Nm)

CDI makes all the Snap-On wrenches and is owned by Snap-On. Sorry, he doesnít have any 1/2Ē drive models that would cover the 180Nm we need for rear axle nuts, clutch, etc.

In recent sales of these by this seller on eBay (megcatsales) the 750 in-lb model went for about $60, and the 200 in-lb model went for a bit over $100. He says he will price them each at $50 for us. The list prices are $250 or so.

He tells me that these are new wrenches, in the boxes, the current model, not refurbished, rejects, blems or seconds. He says NASA there in AL buys all kinds of stuff they later donít need, so they sell it in bulk. JIT bought a whole pallet of these.

We talked and decided that although shipping them all together might save a few bucks per wrench, the hassle on our end to get them to each of you was just not worth it. I do have to give a thank you to Dave Roosevelt and the guys from Ducati Seattle who offered to receive the bulk shipment so you could pick them up there. I know that for some that would work well, for others not so well, so for the price weíre getting I think we can each pay for individual shipping.

Naturally, I canít guarantee any of this. I see that he only has a few eBay sales so normally that would give me concern. However, we all have eBay protection and VISA protection. Iím buying too, so if we get screwed we will be in it together.

Iíll let you know when they listed.

Cheers,
Brian
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this sounds great! I just hope it is more accurate than your signature! :happy57:

Il Marzocco
05-31-2007, 03:16 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention, all the torque wrenches are yellow. :eek:


Just kiddin'

Davidť
06-01-2007, 09:23 AM
Thanks Brian! It will be nice to have a little less space in my tool box. :)

Lotus54
06-07-2007, 06:28 AM
Any update on this?

I searched for that username on ebay but didn't find it.

Mark

martys
06-07-2007, 08:06 AM
the username is in there, he just doesn't have any active auctions running right now.

I found this one http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&viewitem=&item=160108545619 which looks like the wrences we want.

and idea when he will relist for us to purchase?

Il Marzocco
06-08-2007, 01:39 PM
I'm told the listing will be on eBay by Monday. This company sure doesn't sound anxious to sell a bunch of torque wrenches. The guy tells me he has been traveling for work.

I'll keep you posted.

Brian

Davidť
06-14-2007, 03:04 PM
Any news Brian?

Il Marzocco
06-14-2007, 06:20 PM
Wow, this has been tougher than I thought it would. You would think that the seller would be anxious to put up the listing.

I didn't see anything posted on eBay so I emailed Mike McComb again yesterday. I haven't heard back. I'm sorry but I think this opportunity is dead.

Just so you can check, the eBay seller name is megcatsales and the company is JIT Industries.

Brian

martys
07-07-2007, 06:52 PM
I was at Sears today looking for large socket for my rear wheel and saw they have their 3/8" Torque wrench (http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?cat=Mechanics+Tools&pid=00944596000&vertical=TOOL&subcat=Torque+Wrenches&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes) was on sale for $99. It's range is 5-80 ft-lbs/5-110nM. Its more than the ebay deal, but I needed one and it seemed like an ok deal.

Mitch
07-08-2007, 02:18 AM
My Craftsman wrenches have been good so far, I always wait for Sears stuff to go on sale (if I can).

Motomonster
07-08-2007, 06:46 AM
I'll get one as well.

Doctorlumen
07-08-2007, 09:56 AM
I'd like in as well! We are going to be this guy's best friends.

I jumped to the end of the thread to post...is there also a deal on the higher-range wrench? I'd be down for that as well.


Duh...maybe read the ENTIRE thread before opening up yer Yap, Lumen! Great deals on tools make me giddy.