EFFETTO MARIPOSA GIUSTAFORZA TORQUE WRENCH
Best adjustable torque wrench for hard-to-get-to bolts
Bits included: None with test sample but ‘deluxe’ version comes with: 10x25mm – 2, 2.5, 3, 6mm hex, T10, T15, T20, T30 Torx -3/16, +PH1; 3x100mm – 4, 5mm hex, T25
Torque range: 2-16Nm
REASONS TO BUY
+Workshop grade with a hard-anodised finish
+Easy to set with a small head for small spaces
+Fifteen bits supplied for magnetic head
+Simple, accurate winder to select torque level
+Good gripper on bottom half of the handle
REASONS TO AVOID
-Bits not included as standard
This is a high quality, high price torque wrench. The weight and feel hint towards its high end build, while the torque selecting winder is a simple and accurate way to set the level of torque required.
The review sample came as the £160 version, that is to say: without bits. The lower half of the handle has a rough gripper so your hand won’t slip when in use – I learnt this thanks to the Topeak D-Torq Wrench DX as the bits were cross compatible.
For its size, the Effetto Mariposa Giustaforza Torque Wrench is a weighty torque wrench – and I highlight that as a positive, as it feels sturdy when in use and hints at longevity.
If you’re in the market for a high quality torque wrench and you’ve got the budget, spend the extra and get the bit set – unless you've got another compatible set to hand already.