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Old 09-21-2018, 1:37 PM
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Default Seekins NOXs barrel nut wrench?

Anyone use a Seekins Prec NOXs handguard? It calls for 1 1/4" crowfoot to torque down the barrel nut. I ordered one and it doesnt fit so am curious what actually works?
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Measure across the flats on the barrel nut with your dial calipers.
What does it measure?
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barrel nut flats measure 1.25 and the width of flat surface is .503 which i know the crowfoot was too wide for. Seems like they mfr'd nut with specific type/brand crowfoot in mind to use for installation since this didnt fit https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sunex-1-...7740/303220062

FYI Ive yet to hear back from Seekins, thus why Im asking here.
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My Proto 1-1/4" crows foot wrench is 0.380" thick.
My Craftsman 1-1/4" combination wrench is 0.460" thick.
Either of those would easily fit.

It sounds like you have a thicker-than-standard Crowsfoot wrench.
Either use a crescent wrench or grind on your crowsfoot to fit...
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I went to sears website and that size craftsman crowfoot doesnt come up in search

I have no way to attach torque wrench to crescent/adj wrench
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I have no way to attach torque wrench to crescent/adj wrench
It's not that critical.
The torque range is 30-80 ft-lbs.
Take your torque wrench and set it to 50 ft-lbs.
Torque something with it and learn the feel of 50 ft-lbs in your palm.

Now take a standard wrench or an adjustable wrench and apply torque until you get that same feel.


You would have to be pretty much mechanically inept to miss a 30-80ft-lbs torque range.

If you absolutely require accuracy, measure the length of the wrench you are using and use weights hung from the wrench to set the torque.

The torque you want (50 ft-lbs) divided by the wrench length in feet (say it's 1.25 ft long) will give you the amount of weight to hang on your 1.25ft long wrench.
50/1.25=40 lbs.

If your wrench were only 9" (0.75ft) long, it goes like this:
50/0.75=66-2/3 lbs
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interesting well Ill keep that in mind...

Seekins said they use Proto, and I found someone point out on amazon that a Williams crowfoot works well with NOXs barrel nut
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