Torque Plates

Are they worth the cost and STRESS?
By Chuck Lynch

As I have cruised the web, listened to podcasts, watched videos, and have been entertained or horrified by discussion on social media, I have come to realize that the subject of torque plate application is greatly misunderstood. Sometimes, we “old salts” think that old subjects are just old subjects; but as new machinists enter the industry, we often forget how much content there is to learn… and apply. NOT ONE of US starts out with the relevant knowledge, nor have practical hands-on proficiency. Yet today, after being in the industry for over 30 years, I still learn something new every day. Often times, the new thing I learn pertains to old products and methods. In this article, I will identify several points to consider when using torque plates for any application, no matter the design or age.