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Posted: 8/20/2005 8:25:43 PM EDT
I am looking at Brownells catalog and looking at Smith Enterprise wrench and DPMS wrench is the Smith better?
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 9:26:43 PM EDT
General consensus says Yes.

I have the DPMS wrench and like it and it works well.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 10:28:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 10:34:11 PM EDT by repub18]
I have this one
the photo is from Bushmaster but I got mine from fulton armory on sale for around $23.


I really like it so far except for the fact the buttplade screwdriver blade doesnt fit my buttplate screws.



does anyone know who makes this wrench BTW?
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 5:07:09 AM EDT
I really like my DPMS wrench.
I am not too keen on the hook on the end of the wrench in the photo above
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 8:31:56 AM EDT
I ordered a DPMS wrench from Eagle Firearms last week. Should probably be here on Monday. I'll let you know how I like it but from looking around, DPMS seemed like a good choice. It was about $30. GS
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:28:09 AM EDT
The reason I was asking because I have seen some where in the past that DMPS Wrench was not up to Specs. That some one had a problem with one.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 1:43:18 PM EDT
After snapping a pin off my DPMS wrench I got one from Smith Enterprises. It has 3 pins for the barel nut for a float tube and is very well built.

http://www.smithenterprise.com/images/1100%20L%201034%20Armorers%20Wrench.jpg
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 2:03:48 PM EDT
I own the DPMS, and it has worked fine so far. Can't comment on the Smith Enterprise model, but they have an excellent reputation for making high quality products, as well as a polished reputation for their gunsmithing and gun building.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 4:14:50 PM EDT
What I meant to say that I heard that the DPMS is Out of SPEC.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 5:16:38 PM EDT
I'm not sure what you mean by out of spec. Mine fit tight on the barrel nut and worked like it was supposed to.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 5:29:55 PM EDT
That is what I have read in the past on AR15.COM some where.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:37:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 8:44:14 AM EDT by blueheeler66]
And the S.E. has USMC on it; woo hoo! Did multiple internet searches for the S.E. wrench with limited results(Google, Dogpile, Yahoo); my web-fu is not very strong. Originally tried to place an order and buy mine from Broderman Sports, for several weeks, but they don't answer the phone, emails, or return your call. Wish I had a Brownell's catalog at the time and saved a little money by going with them. Instead ordered from S.E., paid premium price and $10 s&h. But it works very well.
Bushy charges $10 s&h for their orders also.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 12:00:56 PM EDT
My DMPS has worked fine, although I prefer the Yankee Hill one...that's the one I use the most, since all but 2 of my ARs have float tubes.

But, I had to use the DPMS one on my DPMS .308 barrel nut this weekend...go figure hehe.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:47:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 10:58:15 PM EDT by repub18]
I think I should of just got a GI barrel wrench because I prefer to use the 3 prongs for the barrel nut. The only thing that the wrench offers to me is a butstock driver that doesnt fit The prongs with a torque wrench make the job a piece of cake (yes, I know the torque wrench isnt necessary, but I feel more comfortable using it.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 11:26:26 PM EDT
DPMS works fine for me

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 11:55:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WILDBILL756:
What I meant to say that I heard that the DPMS is Out of SPEC.



You are partially correct. DPMS did have a run of multi wrenches that were out of spec in the spacing dimension of the pins. I know because I got one of them. I called DPMS about it and talked with an engineer about it. I just removed some material from the outsides of the pins to make it fit the FF nut. Works fine for assembly but haven't tried it for disassembly yet. I got it last year in Aug. I believe so the bad ones are probably mostly out of the mainstream by now.
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