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#5567751 - 01/27/15 04:22 PM Good quality torque driver
J Herrera Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 124
Loc: Bigfoot, Texas
I want to install my own scope on a build that is almost ready and I find myself in need of a torque driver that is in inch pounds. I was told to look at the Wheeler but it looks like there are too many bad reviews for my liking. Anybody know of a good quality one that would fit my need? Thanks in advance.

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#5567767 - 01/27/15 04:30 PM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8661
Loc: Harris County
Wheeler FAT wrench. On sale right now $20 off.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/718023/...=ProductFinding
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#5567770 - 01/27/15 04:31 PM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
bjones2571 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1890
Loc: Houston, TX
Utica TS-35. Check ebay for a used one.

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#5567818 - 01/27/15 05:03 PM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 1421
Loc: McKinney, TX By God!
This is what I use http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/general-gunsmith-tools/wrenches/general-wrenches/multi-torque-driver-kit-prod66350.aspx?avs|Style_1=Torque%20Wrenches&avs|Manufacturer_1=BORKA%20ENTERPRISES

Wow, they've really gone up in price since I bought mine.
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#5567837 - 01/27/15 05:14 PM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
wburke2010 Offline
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Registered: 06/26/13
Posts: 4687
Loc: Nevada, TX
I use the borka and it is great. Get one from triad tactical.

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#5567846 - 01/27/15 05:18 PM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
P_102 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 517
Loc: Grapevine
I think most of the bad reviews on the FAT Wrench are from people that did not take the torque back to 0 when storing. I have never measured mine for exact accuracy but know that it feels like it 'breaks' at the same poundage on all 8 screws when I install a scope. I believe having a consistent breaking point to be more important than exact poundage, which it may have anyway.
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#5567852 - 01/27/15 05:21 PM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
HorizonFirearms Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 1616
Loc: College Station, Texas
I have 2 fat wrenches
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#5567902 - 01/27/15 05:42 PM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
Varget 7-08 Offline
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Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 4969
Loc: SA / Helotes, TX
Borka! Worth the price.

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#5568024 - 01/27/15 06:25 PM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
Toxarch Offline
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Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 1681
Loc: Parker County
I use a Wheeler FAT wrench and it's been great. I always put all my torque wrenches to zero or near zero before I put them up.
Only part I don't like is that the Wheeler needs to come with sockets as well. At least a 1/2" for the picatinny scope rings.
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#5568047 - 01/27/15 06:37 PM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
huntandfish Offline
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Registered: 11/29/07
Posts: 1681
Loc: Seclusion, tx
I laughed at the wheeler fat wrench when i bought one, seemed like a cheap made toy, sent it back and got my refund. Went on ebay and bought a used utica, nicely designed piece of equipment!

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#5568051 - 01/27/15 06:39 PM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
daniel1381 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3514
Loc: longview texas
Fat wrench
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#5568588 - 01/28/15 04:42 AM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: daniel1381]
J Herrera Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 124
Loc: Bigfoot, Texas
Thanks guys. I ordered a Borka. DONE.

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#5568777 - 01/28/15 08:19 AM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
Korean Redneck Offline


Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2277
Loc: Houston
i have a fat wrench with the whole lapping kit. I have no complaints and use it regularly, including loaning to others.

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#5568923 - 01/28/15 09:25 AM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
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junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20311
Loc: Texas
Have had no issues with the fat wrench.
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#5569095 - 01/28/15 10:43 AM Re: Good quality torque driver [Re: J Herrera]
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Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 829
Loc: Crossroads, TX
I'm looking at picking up the Neiko or Weaver torque driver.
They have good reviews on Amazon. Anyone use either of these?


Edited by Precision_Shooter (01/28/15 10:44 AM)
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