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Air Venturi Rail Lock Spring Reviews

Air Venturi Rail Lock Spring Compressor

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5.0 5.0

5.0 5.0

By James from USA on 2018-01-30 23:28:34

Things I liked:

This product is indeed all it's cracked up to be. Years ago I made my own spring compressor which worked but I always had safety concerns about it. I recently got back into airgunning and decided to rebuild my classic HW 35, and I no longer had my old compressor. I really had no need for a compressor to disassemble it, but putting a new spring in required a compressor so I ordered this. It worked great. It being clamped to the scope rails made me feel it was very safe and it was.

Things I would have changed:

Well a lower price would be nice, other than that, nothing I can think of.

What others should know:

I have read some questions expressing concern about why the white nylon knob does not rotate freely. On one hand it might be nice and help keep it from moving around on the receiver cap. On the other hand, I believe that the fact that it does not rotate encouraged me to go slow and carefully when compressing the spring and helped prevent me from going too fast and possibly cross-thread or "strip" the threads when mating the cap back to the receiver, so I'm good with that. Great tool for the shop and it does the job.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

1.0 1.0

1.0 1.0

By Michael from USA on 2021-02-14 01:36:15

Things I liked:

Not a whole lot. Lots of people say this worked for them, all I can guess is they weren't compressing anything that required much pressure. Had no problem compressing a worn out nito piston for replacement and removing it, but compressing a new nito piston for install......forget it, this does not have the beef for that job. This was a MAJOR pain, and I will most likely never use it again.

Things I would have changed:

The first thing I had to do was go to Home Depot because the one screws that came with it were not long enough for a standard sized picatinny rail width, was totally unusable out of the box. I would have made it to have more grab on the surface to hold onto the picatinny rail, the little sliver of metal that you're given to grab on to the rail is pathetic. Should have two screws on the rail side to clamp down, not just one, and would have made it a bit beefer as to not flex so much, causing it to slip off the center, I must of had to start over and reposition at least 10+ times, I even cut my hand on the threads just trying to hold it in place so it wouldn't slip off again. I would not buy this again, or recommend it to anyone.

What others should know:

Spend the extra money and get a real spring compressor, it will save you a lot of frustration, blood(literly), and swearing.

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  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I liked the size, and also the build idea. Sturdy but could use some extra work to make this a great little tool. I have used it twice now and with my first experience I knew it needed some thought to make it work as it should and not be a hazard to people using it.

    Things I would have changed:

    I did change a few things. First off I added another set screw on the other side of the supplied set screw. The supplied set screw would only push the threaded rod assembly with quick release button to the other side of the rail system, that threw the whole alignment of the threaded rod out. The second set screw allows me to center the threaded rod to the rail set up. Next I added another screw to the front of the rail system to make the bond safer. I kept noting that the rails wanted to cant in at the top so I cut a piece of wood to fit between the rails as a stabilizer to keep the bars from clamping in at the top. The only thing I wish I could do is to make a rotating cup (like on a "C" clamp) at the end of the threaded bar. The way it is now the threaded bar wants to travel all over the place and not stay in the middle for uniform compression. Once these problems were overcome the Rail Lock Spring Compressor worked great! Now how to figure out how to make that little rotation cup

    What others should know:

    It's a fine tool and a great Idea, just needs a little tinkering to work real good.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It works so easy

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Just buy it as it makes the job so easy. After seeing all those wooden contraptions on YouTube why wouldn't you buy it.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Only use it on one of my air rifles so far, but it made the re-assembly of my HW97 easier than my DYI spring compressor. The rail lock worked well, no slip. Just make sure you don't over tighten, the dove tail mount is not as sharp as what you will find on your scope mounts. Over all, work as advertised. Sturdy, compact tool and pleased with the ease of operation.

    Things I would have changed:

    A bit larger compression rod foot. Adjustment to be able to center the foot to the spring breach.

    What others should know:

    Other than what is mention above, very pleased with the product.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Not a whole lot. Lots of people say this worked for them, all I can guess is they weren't compressing anything that required much pressure. Had no problem compressing a worn out nito piston for replacement and removing it, but compressing a new nito piston for install......forget it, this does not have the beef for that job. This was a MAJOR pain, and I will most likely never use it again.

    Things I would have changed:

    The first thing I had to do was go to Home Depot because the one screws that came with it were not long enough for a standard sized picatinny rail width, was totally unusable out of the box. I would have made it to have more grab on the surface to hold onto the picatinny rail, the little sliver of metal that you're given to grab on to the rail is pathetic. Should have two screws on the rail side to clamp down, not just one, and would have made it a bit beefer as to not flex so much, causing it to slip off the center, I must of had to start over and reposition at least 10+ times, I even cut my hand on the threads just trying to hold it in place so it wouldn't slip off again. I would not buy this again, or recommend it to anyone.

    What others should know:

    Spend the extra money and get a real spring compressor, it will save you a lot of frustration, blood(literly), and swearing.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This rail lock worked perfectly on my BAM B21 spring Piston air rifle. This tool enabled me to remove, and reassemble the trigger group and main spring with ease.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing needs to be changed on this tool based on my use of it!

    What others should know:

    If you own a spring or gas piston air rifle, and do regular maintenance on your rifle, then this tool would be of great value to you!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Easy to use, well made. When used properly and with care this is quite an excellent little tool to break down springers. It will have to be used in conjunction with other little items such as spacers, coins and such depending on the type of rifle you're working on. I used this to break down my Diana Model 24 with ease where I can now repair the rifle and get it back to it's original glory.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would have added one more adjustment being the Z axis. The ability to slide the threaded push rod slightly up and down would have welcome. But so far this hasn't been an issue where I can use the tool. The price. Way over priced in my opinion.

    What others should know:

    Yes...BE CAREFUL!! those threads on the rod are razor sharp and will cut you like a knife through butter.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    Handy small soze

    Things I would have changed:

    The whole thing does NOT WORK!

    What others should know:

    I have a Gambo Shadow 1000 made in Spain and you tool WILL NOT grab the cuts on the rifle, and will not grab and stay on straight with a small dove tail 3/8 mount. It caused damage to the rifle slipped of several times and cut my hand. Every time you start to screw in on the spring with a quarter it rise up and off the clamps on the front part of the jig. I had to use a very large pair of pliers to hole it down level and even and even add a small metal space to keep it from coming off the mount. I don know who designed it but they must have never tried it on my rifle!!!

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Well thought out, built and fairly easy to use

    Things I would have changed:

    Make it so you can change the angle of the pressure screw relative to the base - a little more. The screw that holds the base of the pressure screw is about 6mm too short.

    What others should know:

    Nice tool fairly inexpensive. Replace the one screw (23mm long) with a 5mm X 0.8 X 30mm (grade 8 or harder) screw (IMHO)

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    well made, fit @ finish are very good.

    Things I would have changed:

    did'nt quite line-up with end cap, rode a little high but still worked ok.

    What others should know:

    a couple of zip ties wraped around it up front, held it down and it worked just fine.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very nice build quality.

    What others should know:

    I haven't been able to use it yet but it looks like it will do the job just fine.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Well I got this with the purchase of my new Air Rifle and it couldn't have come at a better time. I had just had a spring failure on my RWS 460 Magnum and this little compressions a great job on it and I got the spring changed out and all is good. Easy to use too.

    Things I would have changed:

    Bothing

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Easy to understand directions. Well built.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Super handy easy to store.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    The metal. It's solid. Not aluminum. Feels like stainless steel. This thing is built like a tank. Handles the spring pressure with no issues.

    Things I would have changed:

    1) Instead of using an allen wrench to turn the axis, they should have used one of those attachments you see on many vices--a steel rod with a ball on each end. It frustrates me to have that allen wrench keep falling out when I'm finished with a turn and the L port of the wrench is facing down. 2) Would like for them to include some kind of flat disc that could fit over then end (would look like a T, and just fits over the end piece). It should be made of the same material, and have two to three attachments: 1/2"; 3/4"; and 1". 3) Price. I think $90 is too steep considering the issues I've had with it (not workmanship issues, but how it functions). Include those those changes and I would say it is worth it. Otherwise, I'd say its worth between $60 and $70. However, and I will add, if you use this twice, and know what you are doing, it will pay for itself considering, for example, that here in Germany an air rifle refurbishment is about 200 euros.

    What others should know:

    1) I am using this on my Diana 75, with no worries. However, I have to bear in mind some of the limitations of this device. Which leads me to 2) when turning, it tends to turn torque off of a straight axis. So you will have to use your hand to guide it true and keep it centered, or you may get a handful of decompressing spring. 3) And this leads to the next problem--the threads can be a bit sharp. They will not cut you per se, but when you have to guide the rod true using your bare hand, you may experience some pain. I just use a rag, or you can use a glove. In my case, I have to guide it or it will eventually turn down and to the right, and eventually may slip off. Ouch! 4) You may need a metal washer, or a coin of some kind to place on the end. The end piece is about the size of a pencil eraser head, so it might be too small to safely retain the compressed spring.

  • 3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    It worked quite well with a home made wood pry tool.

    What others should know:

    If you use this on a TX200 MKIII a wood pry tool might help. When properly mounted the compressor nylon end will not center on the end of the TX200 and will slide off to the side. To remedy the problem I used a 6 inch long, by 1in. by 3/4 in. piece of oak. I drilled a 5/16 in. hole centered in the 1 in. width and 1 in. up from the base of the oak to the depth of the compressor nylon tip. Placed the nylon tip in that hole and the slide the wood and compressor rod to the rear of the rifle. With one hand holding the wood straight up (it will want to cant over) screw the compressor rod in as far as necessary to get the job done. Reverse the process to put everything back together. The wood tool must be held straight up through the whole process. Awkward but it works. Also the compressor tool does not appear to be able to work on a Beeman R-10.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    I have an HW 77 I purchased this toTo put a new spring and seal kit works as advertised

  • 5.0 5.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    It was fairly easy to work. The push down button to release the threaded rod was hard to get to work. But, workable with effort. Made it easy to change the piston seal on my old Beeman break barrel.

    Things I would have changed:

    Price....If you are not making 100's of these at one time might be the reason they are so expensive (for what you get).

    What others should know:

    Makes it easier to remove and replace the spring if you are changing springs, seals or whatever that is in the system lineup. BE SURE THE BUTTON IS ALL THE WAY UP.....

  • 5.0 5.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    easy to ues and well made

    Things I would have changed:

    pricey

    What others should know:

    A little pricey but works fimw

  • 5.0 5.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    very simple to use and compact

    Things I would have changed:

    price

    What others should know:

    a little pricey but works well and is easy to use

  • 4.0 4.0

    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Gets the job done

    Things I would have changed:

    Allow nylon end fitting to rotate and be easily replaceable

    What others should know:

    I used a 2" hose clamp to prevent the press from walking off end of the gun.

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