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HK Dave
06-30-2011, 8:34 PM
Hey guys... i remember long ago... i think it was a calgunner that made an AR15 wrench that basically worked with every rail type, tightened castle nuts. It was pretty cool. Anyone remember or know if they're on sale? Would love to grab one.

dieselpower
06-30-2011, 10:50 PM
worked on every rail...you sure on that?

Exile machine sells a tool that is handy Hammerhead tool (http://www.hammerheadrifletool.com/HammerHead_Rifle_Tool/Steel.html)

RONIN.
06-30-2011, 11:42 PM
NCSTAR (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&pq=dpms+wrench&xhr=t&q=ar15+wrench&cp=7&client=firefox-a&hs=8bD&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1280&bih=707&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=6788389936408577980&sa=X&ei=MWsNTuebIY-rrAfM3JjRCw&sqi=2&ved=0CCgQ8gIwAQ)

BARSKA WRENCH (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&pq=dpms+wrench&xhr=t&q=ar15+wrench&cp=7&client=firefox-a&hs=8bD&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1280&bih=707&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=9487359035137404875&sa=X&ei=MWsNTuebIY-rrAfM3JjRCw&sqi=2&ved=0CCsQ8gIwAg)

DPMS (http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/DPMS-Armorer-AR15-Barrel-Wrench-p/dpms tl-mw wrench.htm)

GOOGLE... IS YOUR FRIEND..

RONIN.

thrillhouse700
07-01-2011, 12:01 AM
Look in the sale forums there is a guy that makes them on here and they work for a lot of diff things, not everything tho.

Sumo99
07-01-2011, 7:53 AM
Doesn't do everything but...http://m34tactical.com/armt.html

glock_this
07-01-2011, 8:04 AM
I know exactly what the OP is talking about.. yes, it worked for a lot of different rails.

Man, I know the search here sucks, but it has to be findable... I'll look

EDIT: I think this is it?

http://calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=299510

shark92651
07-01-2011, 8:58 AM
I know exactly what the OP is talking about.. yes, it worked for a lot of different rails.

Man, I know the search here sucks, but it has to be findable... I'll look

EDIT: I think this is it?

http://calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=299510

That wrench works OK on standard barrel nuts and the YHM barrel nut (and the new MI barrel nut) but may not work on the new DD Lite rail and Omega X barrel nuts (yes, DD just changed the design and it requires a new wrench). The problem I had with this particular wrench is that the bolt heads are fairly short and it tends to slips out of the barrel nut if you don't hold it just right. Also, they tend to come loose and get lost. They are too short to work on the LaRue barrel nut at all.

The DPMS Multi-tool wrench is a very sturdy unit and works fine on the standard barrel nut, YHM and MI, and it is OK on the LaRue, although I have broken one of the posts off on a tight LaRue before. Does anybody have a suggestion for the best wrench to use on the LaRue? I use the DPMS Multi-tool more than any other single wrench, but I still have an occasional need for the following additional units in my tool box:

DD Lite/Omega X (old style)
DD Lite/Omega X (new style)
LR-308 and AR-10 (DPMS makes a wrench that has these on either end)
Troy (although you get one of these if you buy the rail)
Strap Wrench

HK Dave
07-01-2011, 9:58 AM
worked on every rail...you sure on that?

Exile machine sells a tool that is handy Hammerhead tool (http://www.hammerheadrifletool.com/HammerHead_Rifle_Tool/Steel.html)

You're right... i think my memory just sucks as i get older... i think it worked on 2 or 3 different float tubes i own.


I know exactly what the OP is talking about.. yes, it worked for a lot of different rails.

Man, I know the search here sucks, but it has to be findable... I'll look

EDIT: I think this is it?

http://calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=299510

THATS THE ONE! Thanks! PMed him, lets see if he responds.


That wrench works OK on standard barrel nuts and the YHM barrel nut (and the new MI barrel nut) but may not work on the new DD Lite rail and Omega X barrel nuts (yes, DD just changed the design and it requires a new wrench). The problem I had with this particular wrench is that the bolt heads are fairly short and it tends to slips out of the barrel nut if you don't hold it just right. Also, they tend to come loose and get lost. They are too short to work on the LaRue barrel nut at all.

The DPMS Multi-tool wrench is a very sturdy unit and works fine on the standard barrel nut, YHM and MI, and it is OK on the LaRue, although I have broken one of the posts off on a tight LaRue before. Does anybody have a suggestion for the best wrench to use on the LaRue? I use the DPMS Multi-tool more than any other single wrench, but I still have an occasional need for the following additional units in my tool box:

DD Lite/Omega X (old style)
DD Lite/Omega X (new style)
LR-308 and AR-10 (DPMS makes a wrench that has these on either end)
Troy (although you get one of these if you buy the rail)
Strap Wrench

DOH! DD change their design? sigh...

I'll take a look at the DPMS Multi Tool... i looked at the reviews of the NCStar and it seems it's a POS.

Guess all I need is the DD lite tool and the DPMS.

Hehe recently bought a nice vise and getting all the blocks for smithing ARs. Getting tired of sending my stuff out to do. :P