This is something I've thought about getting before, but never followed up. Just wondering what make / model people are using.
After doing a very quick scan of what's for sale, two have caught my attention, the Wheeler FAT screwdriver and the Sealey.
Does anyone have either of these and would they recommend it or something else?
I've got a couple for rifles.
A snap on screwdriver type and a torque leader dial gauge mini wrench.
The screwdrivers are very convenient - but the £200+ Snap-on driver has failed twice on me leaving fastenings being done up way too tight till I noticed the error.
I've since reverted back to my old dialed mini wrench (which I picked up from an autojumble for £40). The advantage of the dial is that the torque is always being read out meaning you've got a bit more control and feeedback than with the clutch slip type screwdrivers.
The wrench is like this one link and I'd thoroughly recommend.
I actually work for sealeys mate , I have to test all the sample tools before saying if we can sell them or not, if you want I'll get one from stock and give it a good testing and check it on our calibrator to see if they are accurate
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Gedore do a decent one, and Fultons of Bisley did have a second hand one in when I last visited.
Thanks for all the feedback guys.
I actually decided on a Wheeler FAT wrench. I chose it based on the good reviews from some American forums, price was also a factor.
Would you recommend it?
I use a Sealey STS100 2 - 10 Nm, easy to use, cheap, chunky with a good grip. I got it calibrated as soon as I got it just to be sure and it was spot on. I have used it on our smallbore and fullbore rifles with no problem.
The only part problem I have is the scale is a bit crude so 6 is easy to see, even going halfway to 7 for 6.5 but any thing finer is a guess, so if you want accuratly 6.1 or so its not ideal. Having been to two top world champion target rifle manufacturers and asked the sport technicians who look after the top teams what torque they set to and been told they do it by hand by feel I think the Sealey is accurate enough for me! I always intended to look out for another one with a better scale but there is not much about in the lower sizes thats a lot better.
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