View Full Version : Feedback wanted on AGI receiver wrench
April 16, 2002, 14:38
The wrench that DSA sells is the one i'm referring to. Does it fit well enough not to bugger up the receiver?
April 16, 2002, 14:42
The AGI wrench comes with the interior parts (those that would contact the receiver) rough-cut as in just how they were burned out of the raw plate. I used my Dremel and sanding drum to finish up the inside of the AGI wrench. I still line it with electrical tape, but I haven't buggered up one of the dozen or so receivers I've built into rifles. I still think it's very rugged and a decent buy for the money.
April 16, 2002, 14:47
They work but they are rougher than the Casey Elliot version. The inner surface is just a torch cut. Nicely done, but still a torch cut. The scale isn't even knocked off of the curf. It WILL mark your receiver unless you use electrical tape. The metal isn't finished either.
Casey's wrench is parkerized, deburred, edges are radiused, inner surface is smooth and shouldn't mark your receiver (I use tape anyhow).
I borrowed an AGI for my first build, but purchased Casey's wrench for subsequent builds.
April 16, 2002, 14:54
Do yourself a favor and spend the extra couple of bucks for Casey's wrench. Not only will you get a better product, you'll get to buy it from a genuinely nice guy. If this is your first build, your time will be better spent paying attention to details like making sure the handguard ring is on first rather than whether or not you're going to bugger up the finish on your receiver.
[ April 16, 2002: Message edited by: shortround ]
April 16, 2002, 17:48
I agree with the above comments. I have the AGI because I got a good deal on it. No problems.
If I had to do it again, I would be lifting couch cushions and looking for change if I didn't have the difference in price. ;)
April 16, 2002, 18:22
Ok, the Elliot one it is.
Cruffler used to have a link to his products but Cruffler has been down the last several days. Anyone have the link?
April 16, 2002, 20:08
just put 2 together wiht my AGI. first two. worked fine when i stopped trying to use it as a wrench and used it to hold the reciever in the vice ,and used a 1and1/16 wrench on the flats. you'll want to use tape on the wrench to keep it from buggering up the reciever
April 16, 2002, 20:11
Here you go:
Casey Elliott (http://www.angelfire.com/biz/tools4fals)
April 16, 2002, 20:47
April 16, 2002, 22:37
yah I have an AGI from DSA, works well but needs lotsa electrical tape..I'd use the Casey one of I had it
April 17, 2002, 09:35
I'd use a Casey one if I COULD GET ONE! I've been trying to contact him for weeks and I'm pretty well done waiting to hear back...looks like, if they can ship one, I'll be going with DSA. I'm totally bummed, as I would have gladly spent the extra $$. I like nice tools, but Man I'm going nutso wanting to put all these parts together...sometimes ya just gotta do, whatcha gotta do...
April 17, 2002, 15:09
Try giving Casey a call 45/70. I've talked to him twice, usually after 8pm or so. His number is on the web page. Don't give up!
April 17, 2002, 22:13
I totally agree. Casey's wrench is hands down the best.
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