A while back, I showed you a preview of Wheeler’s new F.A.T. Stix- and now you can buy them! In this story, we’ll take a look at what you can do with them!
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From my Wheeler 2021 MOAB event story:
Wheeler gunsmithing tools have been around for a long time. If you’re looking for something like a scope mounting tool kit, Wheeler Tools dominates! In addition, Wheeler makes extremely popular AR armorer’s tools, torque screwdrivers, and much more. In this story, I’ll give you a preview of the new Wheeler Tools re-brand, and show you one of the tools that will be part of a new product lineup. All set in the backdrop of Moab Utah, the location of Wheeler’s November 2021 media event.
About Wheeler F.A.T. Stix
As I mentioned, F.A.T. Stix are now available to the public! Here’s an excerpt from the Wheeler Product Page:
Whether you’re in the garage or on the range, tightening to the correct torque value can be the difference between success and failure.
Introducing the new F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set, complete with the most accurate torque limiters on the market and 12 popular bit sizes to give you the versatility to complete any job. A ½” socket and a ¼” drive bit extension is also included and housed in a convenient soft carry case. This set features 15, 25, 35, 45, and 65 inch-pound torque limiters to cover all of the most common applications, and the ergonomic T-handle design is comfortable, easy-to-use, and made of durable, high-quality materials.
Wrenching Your Rifle
There’s a LOT of ways you can use the F.A.T. Stix while maintaining your rifle, and here are a few!
Tightening action screws, here I’m using the 45 in-lb torque limiter:
Tightening ring bases, this time with the 65 in-lb torque limiter: (be sure to check your manufacturer’s specs for all torque values!)
And one of the critical torque scenarios, ring caps! This time I’m using the included 15 in-lb torque limiter:
Yes, I’m one of those people that LOVE shooting sports, and also LOVE powersports! In fact, between my side-by-side, my dirt bikes, my quad, and my cars/trucks, I’m wrenching on things almost daily!
Here I’m using the 15 in-lb torque limiter to tighten a small bolt that holds on the side cover:
Get the Gear
You will find the F.A.T. Stix either directly from Wheeler.com, or from Midsouth Shooters Supply:
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