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Posted: 9/2/2003 11:19:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2003 6:54:34 AM EDT by JTinIN]
Was wondering what everyone's idea is of the best barrel brench for AR15/M16?

Have used the flat steel and the cast green wrinkle finished ones (really should have the markings

Brownell's has a stainless one (now why my barrel wrench needs to be stainless I do not know ... ) by Smith Enterprise that looks the same as the "green" one ...

Thanks
John

Link Posted: 9/3/2003 7:36:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2003 7:40:14 PM EDT by G35]
I am no expert. My first, and only wrench that I bought was the Smith Enterprise wrench. I have used it about six times. I like it a lot. I would recommend it. From looking at Bushmaster's picture of the one Bushmaster sells, it look like Bushmaster's wrench is the same as the Smith Enterprise wrench. BTW, I purchased mine directly from Smith Enterprise. They were nice to deal with, and had prompt delivery. PS - one advantage of the stainless steel is that it will not rust. Although I think that is a non-issue because the wrench's coating is so thick and hard, I don't think any bare metal would be exposed for a long time.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 3:57:49 AM EDT
I have had a problem with the DPMS Combo wrench, i messed up a buffer ext tube cause the wrench is too loose. I still use it but also have a GI wrench.
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 5:29:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 6:09:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MickeyMouse: Stainless is a poor material for a wrench; far too soft. A wrench needs to be HARD yet tough in order to get the job done. For an example of a lousy wrench, try something from China!
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At least the Chicom wenches are better than the electronics (but that is not saying much). Was wondering on why the Smith was stainless, as I had grown up in the days of tool steel and you just kept the tools dry / waxed / oiled. Regards John
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