[Boatanchors] Tool query
ckepus at comcast.net
Wed Jul 27 18:58:05 EDT 2011
>From WA1KBQ and Roy Morgan and W7JPG - 2009 thread on Hallicrafters round
I'm surprised Carl hasn't already set us straight on this one but nothing
heard yet so...
Don't order the GC knurled nut tools!! There is no standard for splines per
inch on decorative knurled panel mounted control nuts and the spline count
varies quite a bit among different nut manufacturers. If the spline spacing
on the nut does not match the splines in the collet type tool the tool will
slip and ruin the appearance of the nut.
Camera tool makers make a nut gripper to grip round nuts which works
perfectly for our knurled nuts. The example below shows flat tools.
Sometimes tools with an angled head are necessary and they are available
out there. I have some made of aluminum which work well.
Click on Camera Repair Tools, then on Flexi Clamps
In a message dated 4/5/2009 8:38:35 A.M. Atlantic Standard Time,
k1lky at earthlink.net writes:
On Apr 4, 2009, at 11:46 PM, Chris Kepus wrote:
> Before you buy from GC and pay $30+, check out this site,
> Same wrench, $23+ Qty 1
Do note that there were/are at least two pitches on knurled nuts. The
wrench you get today is likely to fit some but not all of the nuts.
As to the right tool for loosening the hex nut used behind the panel, the
right wrenches are very thin, and just slightly offset on each end. As far
as I know, they are simply not obtainable today. If anyone knows of a
source, please let me know.
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