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So I have been mounting my new rings on my KM77VT's and am having a heck of a time breaking torx bits. They are a T10 size. I have so far broken 2 performance tool bits, and one Lisle bit. Does anyone know of a better bit that's out there? I was under the impression that Lisle tools were pretty good. I looked at the Leupold torx driver, but it's a T15. I need some help here!!!!
 

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Sorry Nettles. The topic right above my post is corrected, but it is still wrong on the very top and also in the main Tavern page.
 

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It won't happen again Nettles
 

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Breaking TORX Bits?!?!? Well gee, try that little QUALITY TAIWAN wrench that Ruger encloses with their rings! No; prob'ly even that REALLY GOOD one would bend or break. I have a set of Vermont American TORX Drivers I use and have not had any problem with them. Could always flag down the Snap On Truck too...
 

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Better to break the torx bit than twist off the screw.

Might be your cranking down on them too hard???

Joe
 

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Better to break the torx bit than twist off the screw.

Might be your cranking down on them too hard???

Joe
Well, I don't want them to work themselves loose. I'm just turning a 1/4 inch nut driver with the bit on the end of it. It's not all that much power.
 

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Less torque and some blue loc-tite will solve both the stripping and working loose problems.
 

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I use the blue loctite already, but I want them to be tight to begin with. I'm only cinching them down, not overly tightening them.
 

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If you use a lot of loc-tite and it starts to set you'll have a very hard time getting the screws in. Remove the loc-tite that's on the screws and apply a very little. It doesn't take much to hold. I've had the same problem in the past and it took me forever to figure out what was happening. Once I did, zip, bang, boom, done! And I didn't have to use naughty words on the forum. :D
 

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If you use a lot of loc-tite and it starts to set you'll have a very hard time getting the screws in. Remove the loc-tite that's on the screws and apply a very little. It doesn't take much to hold. I've had the same problem in the past and it took me forever to figure out what was happening. Once I did, zip, bang, boom, done! And I didn't have to use naughty words on the forum. :D
Yea Buddy... That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!:D
 

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I didn't think it was all that bad of a word. I put a little bit of loctite on each screw then tighten them up in sequence. They are brand new, so they started off clean.
 

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Relax... I'm just joking...:D

It never hurts to lighten up a bit, to keep friendships in tact... After all, they a much more valuable than dirty words...
 

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Relax... I'm just joking...:D

It never hurts to lighten up a bit, to keep friendships in tact... After all, they a much more valuable than dirty words...
But not as much fun. :D

Cody I didn't even see what the word was. I'm just busting your chops. It's what I do. :) So are your screws all set?
 

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On three of the guns. I'm off to try and hunt down a snap-on or mac guy tomorrow. The good thing about both of the bits that I broke were that they were lifetime warranty. I was taking it easy, I just didn't see how the word was all that bad.
 

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If you have used loc-tit on them, you need to heat the screw to break the bond. A solder gun works well for this.
 

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Could it be that some of us old dogs done mis-trained some of the young pups? Shame on me, I'm still a Marine with my tongue but I am tryin' to get it cleaned up...does that impact wrench have a steel brush attachment/????
 
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