TFB Armorer's Bench: Closer Look - F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set

by Sam.S

Welcome everyone to the TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to take you guys along with me for another closer look at some tools I picked up at SHOT 2024. Wheeler was once a sponsor of TFB Armorer’s Bench so I made sure to stop by and say hello and thank you and when they were showing me the new stuff they handed me their newish F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set. I have had the chance to use these a couple times now so let’s dive into the F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set and give it a closer look!

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TFB Armorer’s Bench: Closer Look – F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set

Here, we at TFB hope to inform, entertain, and even inspire any would-be gunsmith or armorer out there. Ideally, with the information I provide and with the help of our sponsors, you can have some useful knowledge pertaining to the conservation and improvement of firearms technology while at the same time sharing experiences and teaching each other new tips and tricks along the way in the comments. Digging deep into what it is to be an armorer or gunsmith has significance but what is important is what those people do to show they’ve earned that title. I am happy to share my experiences and knowledge and hope it is informative!

Make your personal safety a priority:

  1. Practice proper gun safety. Always make sure before the firearm hits your bench that it is unloaded and safe to be handled.
  2. Wear the proper safety equipment. The main one would be safety glasses (decent ones) since parts are often under spring tension and you may work with high RPM tools. Other honorable mentions would be latex gloves or a respirator when working with potentially harmful solvents and oils. Also hearing protection when working with loud machinery or test-firing firearms.
  3. Modifications, alterations, and customizations will void your firearm’s warranty 9.5 times out of 10. Please take that into consideration before attempting any at-home gunsmithing.
  4. If you are unsure about proper safety practices, disassembly procedures, or warranty standards, stop, put down the tools, and consult a competent gunsmith.

Brief Overview: F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set

If you’re anything like me, you take pride in doing things right when it comes to firearms. Whether you’re mounting an optic, tightening rings and bases, or ensuring proper torque on that muzzle device, having the right tools is crucial. On that same hand, if you’re anything like me you are excited and impatient because you want to see a project through. Not always the best combination when you want things to work right the first time.

I really like that the case internals are a hard rubber that won't snap with pressure.

That’s where the Wheeler F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set could come into play. I recently got my hands on this preset torque set, and I have been very impressed. I am aware there are other forms of preset torque out there but this is a different sort of handy. I have the luxury of having adjustable torque wrenches and drivers within arm’s reach all the time. But say I work at a gun shop and we mount scopes for folks.

It’s nice to reach over and always have a bit that is set to 15 or 25-inch pounds. No more guesswork or over-tightening. I can’t tell you the number of times I’d grab that adjustable torque driver and assumed it was set to what I thought I last had it at but in reality, I used it for something that required far more or a little less oomph.

Specifications and Highlights: F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set

The Wheeler F.A.T. Stix set arrives packed in a soft-sided hard case:

  • Sockets Come in 15, 25, 35, 45, and 65 Inch Pounds for Most Common Applications
  • Popular Bit Sizes
  • T-Handle Design with Grip and Spin Section
  • 1/2″ Socket with 1/4″ Drive Bit
  • Convenient Soft Carry Case
The case is very compact

The standout items are obviously the preset torque wrenches. These puppies are pre-calibrated to the most common torque values for firearm applications, so you can swap between them as needed without any fiddling or adjustments. As an added bonus, you get some extra screwdriver bits and adapter or extender pieces.

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 are 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.

Closing Thoughts: F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set]

If you’re serious about your firearms and want to ensure everything is tightened to the proper torque specifications, the Wheeler F.A.T. Stix Preset Torque Wrench Set is a good option. Right off the bat I’d recommend it for storefront gunsmith/gunshop applications where mounting scopes is a common occurrence. At an MSRP of $99.99, it’s a worthwhile investment and not too hard to swallow if it’ll be doing daily heavy lifting.

Check Prices on Wheeler FAT Stix Torque Wrench Sets

As always, thank you for reading TFB! Be safe out there, have fun while shooting, and we will see you next time for the TFB Armorer’s Bench! Also, let us know what you think in the comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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