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My torque wrench has these markings on it:

(da. Nm.) and on the line below M. KGS.

I can tell from comparing the scale to poundf-foot on the other side that the scale units are kilograms-meter but am struggling to understand those four markings. Can anyone decipher?

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  • $\begingroup$ Presumably Nm is Newton metres... $\endgroup$ – danimal Mar 29 '15 at 18:37
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Very cryptic way to write units, but it can be decrypted:

da.Nm= decaNewton.meter (http://www.deprag.se/omvandlare.pdf)

M.KGS=meter kilograms (http://www.thetoolhut.com/Torque-Conversion-English-Metric-Ft-lbs-M-kgs.html)

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow, thanks! It seems wrong to equate a force unit to a mass unit, but I see on a chart that there is such a thing as a "kilogram-forces" which is almost, but not quite equal to a decaNewton. $\endgroup$ – Robert Brandywine Mar 29 '15 at 19:39
  • $\begingroup$ I agree, I believe is kilogram force, practically a decaNewton $\endgroup$ – user66432 Mar 29 '15 at 19:44

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