Originally Posted by UtahFox
Currently I have one that's about 30' long and has settings measured in foot lbs, so I have to convert - plus, it isn't granular enough.
30 feet long? Were ya torquing ship propellors?
But seriously, I have a Snap-on 0-200 in/lb, 1/4"-drive one and also a 3/8"-drive 0-100 ft/lb one. They have been very reliable and accurate for many years. When I used them professionally, they required calibration checks annually. They always passed calibration. I only use them for personal use now, but I have checked them on occasion on a torque checker and they are still accurate. Neither one has newton-meters on the scale, I have to convert. Easy enough. (I haven't looked, but I'm sure there's an app for that!)
Of course, anything with the Snap-on brand on it is expensive, but they are quality tools. You can find them on auction sites and CL, but you take your chances that they will be accurate. Storing the click-type torque wrenches with too much tension dialed into the handle will cause them to go out of calibration over time. Dropping them or other rough handling can also knock 'em out of whack. So if you buy one used and/or cheap, get them checked to make sure they are working correctly.