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Old 07-07-2019, 01:31 PM
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Weaver Torque screwdriver --TROUBLE SHOOT ??



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Hello Fellow RFC guys:

I have had this tool in my gun room for 3 years....on average I use it maybe 6-8 times per year. This is the big green one with up to 80lbs of torque....I have never had a need to set it past 45 lbs. I am always careful after using it to relieve the spring tension before putting the tool away (per mfg inst. ).. Well today I wanted to check my action torque setting on my Anschutz 1411 rifle which I keep at 40lbs....and this dang thing suddenly will barely adjust up to the 40 lb setting and will definitely not go anywhere near 80lbs setting...so I question the accuracy of the settings at this point...it is like something froze up inside the spring mechanism??? (Maybe Trump sendrom socialist??)

Weaver only warrants this for 1 year...(of course) ...sooooo...am I just SOL at this point or has anyone on this forum experienced the problem and found a fix ??

Also since I am in all probability in the market for a new torque driver....please give me some recommendations with your experience what brands have served you guys well. I definitely will NOT buy the Weaver product again ..it was always a clunky sort of a tool to adjust for the torque settings.

Thanks in advance for taking the time too chime in with your experience's knowledge, and recommendations.

HOPE ALL had a great 4th of July with family & friends..Things that go BANG !!
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:47 PM
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My Snapon has been accurate within 0.5 in-lbs for 20 years.


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Snap-on and Weaver shouldn't be used in the same sentence! Borka is the way to go if you can justify the expense. If not a beam type wrench has ten times the repeatability of the cheap adjustables. BTW.. I think the OP means inch# not foot#.
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CDI-401SM made in the USA all metal 5-40 inch pound calibrated torque screw driver.
Snap-On owns the company, but I've found it for less money under its actual manufactures name.

I've recomednd this tool for about 6 years with dozens of RFC members purchasing one.
Not one single complaint that I know of, and I'm sure I would have heard.

However it maxes out a 40 inch pounds, not the 45 you asked for.
See the links for all of the details.

http://www.toolsdelivered.com/CDI-40...cro-Adjustable
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBF1TqFt59Y

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Heres mine still going strong after 6 years, along with a Seekonk 65 inch pound T-handle for the 1/2 nuts on tactical rings and certain center-fire rifles action screws.
These two cover all of my needs. Neither is a toy.

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Contact Weaver.
3yrs x 6-8 times per means only 18-24 uses and the thing has gone wonky.....
They may say too bad, or surprise you but you wont Know until you contact.
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Contact Weaver.
3yrs x 6-8 times per means only 18-24 uses and the thing has gone wonky.....
They may say too bad, or surprise you but you wont Know until you contact.
He knows he bought junk and Weaver knows they sold him junk. The best they could do is GIVE him more junk for free! That is the Rimfire Central customer business model. Buying cheap is more important than getting what you paid for!
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:13 PM
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Well noted, but....
Right now it is broken junk, worth nothing/useless; if they happen to replace it maybe he gets another 3yrs and x number of uses For The Money Already Spent.
I dont see a downside to making an inquiry at this point.
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I had the same issues with the Weaver I bought, will not adjust past 35 inch pounds. Replaced it with a Borka.
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correction....yes yes inch lbs...not foot pounds...sorry

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Snap-on and Weaver shouldn't be used in the same sentence! Borka is the way to go if you can justify the expense. If not a beam type wrench has ten times the repeatability of the cheap adjustables. BTW.. I think the OP means inch# not foot#.
Thanks for correcting that...
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:52 PM
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Unfortunately correct here.

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He knows he bought junk and Weaver knows they sold him junk. The best they could do is GIVE him more junk for free! That is the Rimfire Central customer business model. Buying cheap is more important than getting what you paid for!
Yes when I purchased this Weaver I could tell quickly that it was anything but a precision quality tool....but I new it would not be used every day so I just kept it...my bad!!
I have my rifles pretty set-up for the way I shoot now...so I have no need to change things much or even remove the actions from the stock....but you always need the right tool when you need the right tool...as they say...so I want one I can rely on. Too bad about Weaver being ok with shipping this to customers...sure leaves a bad taste with me for them.

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Old 07-07-2019, 11:59 PM
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Appreciate the recommendation and picture

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CDI-401SM made in the USA all metal 5-40 inch pound calibrated torque screw driver.
Snap-On owns the company, but I've found it for less money under its actual manufactures name.

I've recomednd this tool for about 6 years with dozens of RFC members purchasing one.
Not one single complaint that I know of, and I'm sure I would have heard.

However it maxes out a 40 inch pounds, not the 45 you asked for.
See the links for all of the details.

http://www.toolsdelivered.com/CDI-40...cro-Adjustable
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBF1TqFt59Y

Smooth

Heres mine still going strong after 6 years, along with a Seekonk 65 inch pound T-handle for the 1/2 nuts on tactical rings and certain center-fire rifles action screws.
These two cover all of my needs. Neither is a toy.
Smooth trigger: I appreciate the nice picture post of your equipment...so do I understand you correctly that between the two tools you can cover up to 65 inch pounds of torque ? That would cover my needs also....the 45 inch pounds of torque is for a couple of Anschutz 54 target rifles as that is what is recommended for them from the factory...and they do shoot good with that setting. I will check out your links...thank you Sir...
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Not supprised that others have this problem...

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I had the same issues with the Weaver I bought, will not adjust past 35 inch pounds. Replaced it with a Borka.
Say 671PA
I will check out the Borka ...appreciate the info...
No sense in riding a bad Weaver horse any longer...I am 72 yrs old...and I do rimfire shooting for 'FUN' so I do not need needless frustrations interfering with good trigger time at the range...besides my kids do not need the money so I better get to spending !!

Question are you from Pennsylvania ??? I was raised in Northeastern Pa.
Thanks

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No Sir, I am in Guam
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Farnak48, in post 10 you called it a Wheeler, am I correct that it is really a Weaver?
If so, you can edit post 10 so no-one gets led astray on brand.
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"so do I understand you correctly that between the two tools you can cover up to 65 inch pounds of torque ?"

No, you would have a small gap because the CDI maxes out at 40 inch pounds.
The Seekonk is a fixed 65.

Now you could debate whether you need to hit 45 inch pounds for your Anschutz rifles to perform.
We have a ton of them shooting in our monthly USBR match, and most of them are set at 30-35 inch pounds because the shooters worry that 45 is going to damage them.

And Anschutz hasn't helped with this because for a time thay had info out there saying that 45 was the correct level for their sporters.
That's since be corrected to 22-35 inch pounds.

So at this time I'm not sure which exact models can handle 45 inch pounds, and if that level is actually needed.
Its really been a muddied up topic for years.

Smooth

IF you're considering a Borka, here's an excellent video that discusses all the steps that go into using it properly.
http://www.shooterstools.com/default.html

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