Tool for HeliM cam Screws?

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  • March 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm #568136 Back to Top REPORT

    bowbuilder

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    Does anyone know what the proper size tool is for the cam screws on the HeliM? Mine has the security allen head screws. (Why did they do that??) I am guessing either 5/32″ or 9/64″, but wanted to be sure before I order, as this is a specialty tool that the big box stores don’t carry.

    Anyone have a good link for a source for these tools?

    Final question, after I pull each screw and apply blue lock tite, what is the proper torque for tightening these screws?

    Thanks.

    March 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm #568208 Back to Top REPORT

    bowbuilder

    Joined: 11/6/2009
    Anyone? I know this was covered some in the old forum, but we can’t access that anymore.
    March 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm #568252 Back to Top REPORT

    bowbuilder

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    All Right, I managed to be able to insert an allen wrench far enough to determine the size. A 5/32″ will work, but it is a little loose. The actual size appears to be 4 mm security Hex head. I found a bit set for cheap on ebay, which will cover all the sizes if I am off…but I am pretty sure the 4mm will be it.

    That said, does anyone know the torque value for the cam screws?

    (I feel like I am talking to myself here. Did this forum die with the new change over? Hopefully the information I have listed so far will help someone else out, as this is what this forum is all about.)

    March 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm #568307 Back to Top REPORT
    rrigby
    rrigby

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    I can’t help but I am sure if you PM Neil from Lost Archery he will answer your questions and if he can’t I doubt there is an answer.  If he is busy and can’t respond Vince from NY is awesome.

    Good Luck

    Ryan

    Heli 65#'s 29" Easton Carbon Injexion
    March 13, 2013 at 9:39 am #568539 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
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    You can always call Mathews direct. You may have to leave a message but they will get back to you.
    March 13, 2013 at 7:13 pm #568642 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
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    Does anyone know what the proper size tool is for the cam screws on the HeliM? Mine has the security allen head screws. (Why did they do that??) I am guessing either 5/32″ or 9/64″, but wanted to be sure before I order, as this is a specialty tool that the big box stores don’t carry. 

    Anyone have a good link for a source for these tools?

    Final question, after I pull each screw and apply blue lock tite, what is the proper torque for tightening these screws?

    Thanks.

    Why did they do that? It’s a fitch that you can’t highlight sections of a post in color any more! It’s probably because they didn’t want after market users messing with the cam screws! Probably figured it would cause problems that they would wind up having to fix. I’ve seen your posts on here before, and I know you know what you’re doing, but Mathews doesn’t know that. Anyway, hope you get the problem resolved. Some of those specialty fasteners are a real bear!

    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
    March 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm #568769 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    March 15, 2013 at 8:52 am #568894 Back to Top REPORT

    bowbuilder

    Joined: 11/6/2009

    It’s probably because they didn’t want after market users messing with the cam screws! Probably figured it would cause problems that they would wind up having to fix. I’ve seen your posts on here before, and I know you know what you’re doing, but Mathews doesn’t know that.

    Yeah, I understand the thought here. I can easily see how the cam could be damaged messing with these screws, and why Mathews would prefer dealers only to mess with them. However, I work on my own stuff unless it is a warranty issue, and it is just good practice to check these screws tight…especially with the few failures we have seen on this forum due to screws backing out.

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