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Oh yeh -- one other item -- torque is not a very good index of fastener strain. Really critical bolts (e.g. rod bolts) often use a different way to tighten to a given strain level.

OTOH, folks often use torque wrenches when they are not needed -- drain plugs and such for example. Get rid of your iron wrist and you won't need to torque nearly as many fasteners.
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