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A possibly useful tip?
« 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.

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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #1 on: 16.06. 2016 21:37 »
I've always used a dab of thick grease or magnetize the screw driver.
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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #2 on: 16.06. 2016 21:43 »
I've always used a dab of thick grease or magnetize the screw driver.
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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.

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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #4 on: 16.06. 2016 22:27 »
You can get them dipped in diamond particles
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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #5 on: 16.06. 2016 23:19 »
You can get them dipped in diamond particles
Screwdrivers?

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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #8 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 )
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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #9 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?)

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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #10 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 ??
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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #12 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

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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #13 on: 17.06. 2016 14:32 »
Well, that's encouraging.
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Re: A possibly useful tip?
« Reply #14 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?

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