:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1: wish i could buy mine at hf but since it's aircraft and have to be calibrated every year and held to a certain tolerance, not an option, don't even tell the wife what most my tools cost, on the real expensive ones i just tell her you don't want to know:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1: nuff said.:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1: anyway experience will tell when and when not to torque.:waving:A torque wrench is better than snugging the bolt till it goes soft and backing off one flat. As already mentioned there are important things that need to be torqued and others that need to be torqued if you have a habit of stripping or breaking fasteners. Torque wrenches used to be quite expensive but Harbor Freight sells reasonably decent ones quite inexpensively. I've got two of theirs 1/4" & 1/2" drive and tested them with a spring scale. Both of them were plenty accurate and repeatable for normal use. Might be marginal for aircraft engines or a NASA spacewalk but more than good enough for car and bike work. While I enjoy good tools I do like getting a torque wrench for $20 instead of $200. The cheapos don't have the super smooth feel and nice finish but they will do the job.
When I was a kid, I used to go to the local gas station (this is in Canada) to fill my bike tires. One day, they got a new air pump, and it had different numbers on it. I think it was calibrated in BAR rather than PSI. I looked at it, knowing my bike needed 60 psi or whatever, but the numbers didn't go to 60...so I wound it up to "6.0" figuring that would be about right (which in PSI is around 90!) and proceeded to fill my tire.i got it but not that funny if you made that mistake:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1: don't ask me how i know