The ½-inch Armstrong Electronic Torque Wrench (ETW ½DR) has a simple set of controls and can be set for between 25 and 250 foot-pounds of torque. The shock-resistant head contains a 60-tooth ratchet and a backlit LCD screen that displays the torque reading. A buzzer and a light alert the user when the desired setting is reached. The tool is powered by four AAA batteries, has a knurled gripping surface, and can display foot-pounds, inch-pounds, and newton meters (Nm). A 3/8-inch version is also available.
Price: $300. 800-688-8949. armstrongtools.com.