If you’re like me, you need small useful tools to keep your rifles running. One problem is finding a torque wrench that takes up little room and works for several values. Well, you’re in luck.
Borka Tools is owned by Boris Teper, a truly ingenious fellow who designed the Multi Torque Driver. Tony Burkes (T.A.B. Gear) combined his talents to make a nice pouch for the tool, and the entire unit is being sold through Rifles Only. There is more than one model, but the Military Grade, version 1.03, Model ATD-15×72-12FS-MG is the one most useful for shooters. Torque settings of 15, 18, 24, 30, 36, 43, 50, 57, 65 and 72 inch-pounds are available on the tool. Half are on one side and the other half become available by turning the tool over. The handle breaks appropriately on each side.
Using torque wrenches is the correct way to tighten scope mount screws, ring screws and nuts on Picatinny rails, as well as action screws. And that is often necessary for the average shooter, sans gunsmith. I’m sure the tool will find its way to many gunsmiths, home shops and hobbyists. But it is a boon for those of us who spend a lot of time hunting, competing and testing equipment on the range.
Most scope rings, for example, take either a T10 or a T15 Torx wrench. Many nuts on Picatinny rail rings take a 1/2″ socket. These parts do not come with the tool, but can either be liberated from another set around the house, picked up at some hardware store or purchased from Borka Tools.
There are a couple training films on the tool’s use on the web, but among them, Boris himself describes the essentials of using the tool correctly to get the torque you want within +/-4 percent.
The main thing to remember to get the torque indicated is to put the forcing finger or thumb in the handle’s groove. What could be simpler?
The tool with pouch sells for $95. If you have little interest in stealing wrenches and sockets from other tool kits around the house or driving around town looking for them, Borka Tools has a variety of useful Torx and Hex sockets available.
Ordinarily, however, the tool is supplied with the “military” grade torque driver kit, which includes TAB GEAR pouch and two adapters: 1/4″ hex (male) to 1/4″ square (male), and 1/4″ square (female) to 3/8″ square (male), needed to use the driver with the sockets. In my case, for example, a T15 Torx and a 1/2″ socket will accomplish 90 percent of what I need.
The tool is made from stainless steel and structural polymer, so it will stand up to most weather conditions. The bit holder is also magnetic. It is the only torque driver that incorporates the capability to deliver numerous fixed (pre-set) torque values in a single-design package, without the need for any additional adjustment or replacement of driver components.
188 South FM 772
Kingsville, TX 78363
Borka Enterprises, LLC
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
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