Torque inserts on a Spiral cutter

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Forum topic by nitehorse posted 11-22-2018 05:06 PM 488 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-22-2018 05:06 PM

I have a new G0453Z I am about to set up. To be safe I want to check the torque on the inserts.
What size or type of torque wrench to set the inserts?
If so any preference on the wrench’s range and size.
I was thinking of a 3/8 with a 10-80lb range.
Any and all advice on the above or setup in general will be appreciated.


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#1 posted 11-22-2018 05:12 PM

7. Lubricate the Torx screw threads with a very small amount of light machine oil, wipe the excess off, and torque the screw to 50–55 inch/pounds.

Best of luck!

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#2 posted 11-22-2018 05:16 PM

Are you looking at wrenches for inch pounds. Not ft pounds.
I wouldn’t mess with it yet because they are easy to crack. But then I understand your concerns. I dont trust strangers with my machinery set up.

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#3 posted 11-22-2018 05:34 PM

If it’s a Byrd head I wouldn’t worry.

I bought a 1/4” in-lb torque wrench and it was at the very low end of its range if I remember correctly.

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#4 posted 11-22-2018 05:53 PM

I have one that looks like a screwdriver I use, my inserts only get set to 45 inch pounds (Byrd).

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#5 posted 11-25-2018 07:19 PM

Thank you all.

Yes I am looking for a in/lbs torque wrench.
I have read that it is a good idea to check the factory settings and also the inserts are a bit finicky to get set in place properly. We shall see :)
After some more on-line searching it seems the screw driver type might be the way to go. RAK and Vortex have decent reviews. I truly do not know how much hand strength is needed but I will see if I can try one out at a store.

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