This is a good quality torque wrench considering the low cost that I paid for it. It will only see occasional use in my home garage and not be subjected to the daily rigors like when I was a professional mechanic so it should last as long as I need it. I plan on keeping mine in the clear plastic **** shell it came in as a storage case since there are no storage cases specifically designed for beam style torque wrenches offered at my local Sears. I like the wrench enough that I am considering purchasing the 1/2" version.
They messed up the metric (newton meters) side of the scale. Example: if you torque something to 35 ft lbs = 47.5 Nm, if you line up the pointer on 35 ftlbs, the pointer is lined up to about 55Nm.
Mine arrived as pictured. Tested it and it is accurate. Would recommend.
I work at a calibration lab. We had a customer who came in with 5 of these tools brand new and wanted them certified. Every last one was out of calibration reading lower then the actual output. Might as well just use a breaker bar, they are about the same price.