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Title: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: Greybeard on 16.06. 2016 15:21
I just saw this comment on a website and thought; yeh that sounds like a good idea; I'll share it.

Airframe Power plant mechanics use valve grinding compound on the end of screw/Philips driver to help tip from moving off head of screw.
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: muskrat on 16.06. 2016 21:37
I've always used a dab of thick grease or magnetize the screw driver.
Cheers
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: Greybeard on 16.06. 2016 21:43
I've always used a dab of thick grease or magnetize the screw driver.
Cheers

Yes, me too when starting the thread. I think the grinding paste is for when the screw is being tightened to stop the tool slipping out.
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: a10gf on 16.06. 2016 22:13
Am guessing the increase in grip is due to the compound containing 'a million' minute particles which embed in metal of both screwdriver and screw, 'locking' them together when force is applied.
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: bsa-bill on 16.06. 2016 22:27
You can get them dipped in diamond particles
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: Greybeard on 16.06. 2016 23:19
You can get them dipped in diamond particles
Screwdrivers?
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: a10gf on 16.06. 2016 23:35
Screwdrivers and bits http://www.powertoolsdirect.com/wera-bit-check-torsion-diamond-set-of-10-sl-ph-pz
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: Greybeard on 17.06. 2016 09:14
Screwdrivers and bits http://www.powertoolsdirect.com/wera-bit-check-torsion-diamond-set-of-10-sl-ph-pz
Wow! Not very expensive either.
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: bsa-bill on 17.06. 2016 09:36
I should of added I got mine from a shopping channel in a deal with a set of left hand drills, can't recall the price of both but even allowing for the addictiveness of those programs I would not allow cash to pass through my part Scots hands lightly.
The drills I've used and I'm pleased with (make sure the drills going the right way) the bits that I've used performed aright for the time I used them, like any bits do use the correct one for the correct screw ( I got one wrong and it chewed up as you would expect )
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: Joolstacho on 17.06. 2016 10:36
Cor! Fantastic, just what we need... traces of carborundum paste floating around in our engines.
(Just plain grease does the job fine, WTF would you use grinding past?)
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: bsa-bill on 17.06. 2016 11:03

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just what we need... traces of carborundum paste floating around in our engines.

where did I say I use them on an engine ??
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: Joolstacho on 17.06. 2016 12:49
I just saw this comment on a website and thought; yeh that sounds like a good idea; I'll share it.

Airframe Power plant mechanics use valve grinding compound on the end of screw/Philips driver to help tip from moving off head of screw.

Well, I saw "Power plant mechanics" on the original post that's all.
(Power plant... that's a donk ain't it?)
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: a10gf on 17.06. 2016 13:18
Am 100% sure aircraft techs always use lots of grinding coumpound on their tools when servicing jet engines  *smile*

With great results https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS1YAX70edc
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: RichardL on 17.06. 2016 14:32
Well, that's encouraging.
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: RichardL on 17.06. 2016 14:35
Cor! Fantastic, just what we need... traces of carborundum paste floating around in our engines.
(Just plain grease does the job fine, WTF would you use grinding past?)

I bet there there is an explanation here for why grease, a lubricant, prevents screwdriver tips from slipping in their recesses, but I am ignorant of it. Can someone please explain?

Richard L.
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: muskrat on 17.06. 2016 22:36
Probably my fault for mis-reading the original post. I use grease to hold the screw on the driver to get it into hard to reach places.
Cheers
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: Kickaha on 17.06. 2016 23:11
I find throwing away every slotted/phillips head screw and fitting cap screws works quite well for me but I'm not interested in restoration
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: nimrod650 on 19.06. 2016 19:58
not the same subject but a mate with 35yrs repairing cars came across a first the other day working on an audi a left hand thread hose clip *????*
Title: Re: A possibly useful tip?
Post by: bsa-bill on 19.06. 2016 22:29
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I bet there there is an explanation here for why grease, a lubricant, prevents screwdriver tips from slipping

Probably the same reason a fellow worker thought greasing a fan belt would stop it squeaking, which it did - for a while