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Posted: 8/21/2012 7:26:59 AM EST
Sorry if this is in the wrong place.
I'm looking for a good quality AR15 Combo Armorer's Wrench Tool.
Been looking on amazon and see a lot of so so reviews on the ones available there. I'm new to the rifle world so I'm not sure what I might need so I figure a combo wrench would be the way to go.
Any help would be appreciated. After my 10 day wait I'll have a new SW MP15 Sport in my hands.

Whipsnade
Link Posted: 8/21/2012 7:49:58 AM EST
a lot of the reviews seem hard on the castle nut portion of the wrenches. I was looking at a couple, one was the dpms armorers tool and the reviews just ripped it up. So what tool is good for castle nut?
Link Posted: 8/21/2012 10:35:56 AM EST
I use the Brownell's wrench. I use the DPMS wrench to tighten carbine stock nuts since the Brownell's tool isn't set up for that function..
Link Posted: 8/21/2012 11:43:34 AM EST
Are there different size stock nuts? Some of the reviews on the DPMS tool were saying they were have a hard time on the castle nut with that tool and it didn't seem to fit right.
Link Posted: 8/21/2012 11:45:36 AM EST
I just bought the Tapco wrench and like it very much. Made in USA with a lifetime warranty too! I also have a USGI tool and had a YHM wrench when I had YHM hand guards. Even built my own for a DPMS float tube once. Glad I finally bought the Tapco wrench. I'm constantly taking uppers apart and putting them back together it seems.
Link Posted: 8/21/2012 1:24:58 PM EST
I have been building this platform for 20 years. The USGI tool is the best I have ever seen.
Link Posted: 8/21/2012 2:15:49 PM EST
Where to get USGI tool?
Link Posted: 8/21/2012 2:30:24 PM EST
Brownells
part #
080-216-015WB
Link Posted: 8/22/2012 11:55:26 AM EST
Its been my experience that none of the combination armorer's tools work that well, nor do they hold up under heavy use.
Link Posted: 8/22/2012 12:31:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By justin_schuyler:
Its been my experience that none of the combination armorer's tools work that well, nor do they hold up under heavy use.


exactly,
I have worked in armories where the USGI tool was 10-15 years old and still works perfectly.
When we would try some of the other ones they wouldnt last as long or grip as well.
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