Bolt Testing FAQs – Skidmore-Wilhelm

Bolt Testing FAQs

Can I use Model MZ parts with other Models, such as the Model M or Model MS?

No, the adapters are not interchangeable.  All adapters sold on our website are for the Model MZ or the Model HS only.  They will not work in any other model.

How do I get information on which model I need for specific bolt sizes?

Please refer to our minimum bolt length chart.

Where can I find training videos on how to use a Bolt Tester?

Our training site at www.skidmore-training.com provides training on how to use a Skidmore including step by step instructions for standard bolt tension verification tests.

Our free Understanding Bolt Tension course provides an excellent overview of everything you need to know about verifying bolt tension.

You can also refer to our manuals or our YouTube channel for more information.

How do I know if you have certain bolt testing units currently in stock?
Typically we keep units and accessories for our Models MZ, HS, RL, and H (for tool testing) available for quick shipments.  Other models and accessories are considered custom orders, lead times will vary.  

Please contact us if you have a specific question about lead time.

How do I find out pricing on bolt testing units?
Please contact us with your bolt sizes and we will send you a quote.

How do I purchase a Bolt testing unit?
Just contact us with your requirements and let us know how you would like to pay for it! We will take care of the rest.

Can I rent a bolt testing unit?
Yes, we rent MZ units for $500 per month. Rental units are subject to availability.

How do I order accessories for my bolt testing unit?
Just contact us with your requirements and let us know how you would like to pay for it! We will take care of the rest.

How do I order parts for my bolt testing unit?
Just contact us with your requirements and let us know how you would like to pay for it! We will take care of the rest.

How can I have a quote created for my bolt testing needs?
Please fill out our quote form and submit it.  Our sales staff will review your information and send you a custom solution based on your specific needs.

How do I know if a particular unit will test the bolt lengths I am using?
Please refer to our minimum bolt length chart.

How do I submit a technical support request?
Please contact us with your request and we will have the appropriate person contact you!

What is the return policy for a part or accessory?
We will take back unused accessories for credit. We reserve the right to charge a restock fee, please contact us and detail the circumstances of your return.

What is the return policy for a unit?
We try to work with our customers closely prior to shipping units. Therefore, we typically do not accept returns of units, however feel free to contact us and detail your circumstances.

What kind of oil should I put in my unit?
We do not recommend self-service on Skidmore units. We use Mobil DTE hydraulic fluid.

Where can I find the manual for my particular unit?
You've come to the right place Bolt Testing Manuals.

Does Skidmore-Wilhelm provide any in house bolt testing services?

Unfortunately at this time we do not offer this service.

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