Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tool expectations

Found on Gab:

I've met mechanics like that . . .



Judy said...

I'm related to mechanics like that...

Will said...

The last one is sometimes referred to as a Hot Wrench.

Phil said...

I am a mechanic like that.
Forty five years of fighting rusty, bent, corroded and over tightened bolts will do that to a fella.
Great graphic my man.
All that is missing is a BFH.
( Big Freaking Hammer)

Nuke Road Warrior said...

One of my granddad's favorite expressions was "Don't force it...get a bigger hammer." Also with regard to wood screws, the slots are only there to remove them.

B said...

The Blue Wrench is always the last resort.

But it is always there if you need it.

Angus McThag said...

I, myself, have said the words, "This is coming apart even if I have to use oxy-acetelyne!"

I can't just say torch any more... Too many different torches around here and a Brit friend who'd be an ass and hand me a flashlight.

Paul said...

My grandad had 1,3 and 5. 1 to 5 happened pretty quick and 3 was used in assembly. He was a mechanic from 1915 to 1962 full time. Part time till just before his death in 1995.

Hot wrench will fix anything.

1LLoyd said...

Ha ha ha ha. I love it.

I too have known men who worked like this. What is amazing is how much can be accomplished.

RobC said...

I see Phill beat me to the hammer bit... ;-)

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Peter;

LOL "The Blue tip Smoke Wrench", that is what the last one is called.

Billll said...

What the hand of man hath put together, the hand of man can also put asunder. And vice versa.

Uncle Lar said...

There is one further step, one which involves high explosives and a rousing cry of "fire in the hole!"

Unknown said...

One of the most complete collections in my toolbox is a
drawer that contains my screw, bolt, and stud extractors.
It consists of 50 or so straight and spiral flue types
in sizes from small machine screws to 1" pipe, left-hand
drill bits stripped screw and bolt extractors, homemade
stud extractors, etc.

You are always one broken bolt away from turning a 15
minute job into 8 hours of living hell!

One of my favorites is the hex headed short spiral flue
Irwin set with 25 different sizes. I have not found a
stripped Allen screw that I could not remove in seconds.

Will said...

Recently I used tool #3, when I should have used #4, which necessitated the use of an electric #5, to attach a new head on the broken cylinder head bolt, which finally enabled me to remove the broken stub.

Seems Ford didn't ensure the head casting was properly cleaned before assembly and installation on the engine block. The threaded hole was filled with what appeared to be sand. Some of the other holes were similar, but not as bad (tight). I suspect this would have had a bad effect on the needed bolt torque. I'm thinking this might have a bearing on leaking head gaskets. '96 3.0L v6 in a Ranger. Odd thread size, so I cut slots in the threads of a good bolt to simulate a tap for hole cleanout. It needed it, as solvents and oil with an air nozzle didn't clean the threads completely.

Unknown said...

The Flame Wrench is, indeed, the "Court Of Last Resort" - if one is creul, and a bit skillful, only a minimum amount of "corrective re-construction" may be needed...hopefully!

jon spencer said...

Uncle Lar,
It is quite common that removing a ships propeller involves explosives.
It is expected and a common occurrence.