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    DW replacement clevis bolts

    I'm assuming its safe to torque these replacement bolts from the outside, as they are all steel construction at this point?

    Yea/nay?

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    You don't need many lbs/inch anyway so if you think you can do it without overtorquing them..... do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjn1014
    I'm assuming its safe to torque these replacement bolts from the outside, as they are all steel construction at this point?

    Yea/nay?
    I would think it safest to grease the outside of the outer bolt so it doesn't hook up against the frame.

    I can't torque mine up from the inside anyway as none of my torque wrenches will fit in the gap when I have the appropriate socket on them. I think I did it last time by torqing something else up to 5ftlbs and judging how many fingers worth of force I needed to get there, and then trying to judge the clevis bolts the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewDrummond
    I can't torque mine up from the inside anyway as none of my torque wrenches will fit in the gap when I have the appropriate socket on them.
    I asked this question to turner support via the web site several days ago but no answer.

    I would like to know which torque wrench will fit in the gap in the rear triangle so that you can torque those bolts up from the inside - the wrenches I have and all the ones I see use a 3/8 or 1/2 inch square end that fits a socket, and the length of the sockets are 80% of the gap distance between the clevis bolt points. Hence the wrench won't fit.

    Can Turner indicate a recommended wrench, or indicate that it is safe to torque the clevis bolts from the outside?

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    Look at the Syntace wrench. Spendy, but it uses a 1/4" drive and is quite compact. I'll try and see how it fits on the clevis bolts on my Sultan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    Look at the Syntace wrench. Spendy, but it uses a 1/4" drive and is quite compact. I'll try and see how it fits on the clevis bolts on my Sultan.
    Cheers, althoug it looks just like mine, but mine is a different brand (Sykes-Pickavant). It is the size of the sockets that go on the end that mess it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewDrummond
    Cheers, althoug it looks just like mine, but mine is a different brand (Sykes-Pickavant). It is the size of the sockets that go on the end that mess it up.
    Hmmm... I won't get a chance until tomorrow, but I can certainly try it on my Sultan and maybe shoot a crappy cell phone picture to illustrate.

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