Which torque wrench screwdiver?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by FEENIX, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    For $50 or less. I have it down between the Wheeler ...

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    or the Weaver ...

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    The Weaver is ~ $3-$5 more and comes in a hard case.

    Pleas advise. Thanks.

    Ed
     
  2. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I like my FAT wrench, but have never tried the Weaver, So I can't compare.

    The FAT has positive detents in about 1/2 inch/lb increments.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I have the wheeler and like it .but Manson reamers sells the Weaver so it must be good.

    Ether one should be good.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I have the Wheeler it works great
     
  5. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    Snap On makes the best low range torque wrences, but also very expensive! Sears sells a screw driver type that has a large dial on it. Looks just like the Snap On, and carries the same accuracey rating (5%). I found one on Ebay a few years ago for $60 delivered! Took it to work to have the readings checked, and it was within one inch-pound all the way thru the scale. The dial is much better than the ones that break over unless it's a specialized beam type that only Snap On sold (real expensive). I'd be shopping Ebay for a good one.
    gary
     
  6. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Snap-On, it's adjustable from 5-40in/lb IIRC. Hell yes I was willing to pay ~$200 for a reliable, repeatable torque driver. You know what "they" say: "Buy once, cry once".
     
  7. fj40mojo

    fj40mojo Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Fat wrench for $50 a couple of months ago and it came in a hard case .
     
  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I just saw that too ... apparently, it was one of the primary complaints/cons feedback and that Wheeler listened and delivered. :)

    Thank you all.

    Ed
     
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  10. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for the advice/recommendations ... just letting you know I settled for the Wheeler FAT.

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    On my initial assessment, it seems that all previous cons has been corrected and meets my expectations and current needs.

    Thanks again.

    Ed
     
  11. Good

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  12. kortik

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  13. Good

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    Hey Boris. Thanks, that's where I came from after bouncing around from your previous link. I also watched Dave Manson's (Dave Manson Precision Reamers) vid and like the product. Now just need to get the wife to loose her death grip on the finances a little. :)
     
  14. kortik

    kortik New Member

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    Hey, good luck with "loosening the wife grip on finances"...:D