Using the proper tool for the application is important. EAA Technical Counselor and A&P mechanic Bob Koehler discusses the different types of common phillips screwdrivers and the importance of using the right one.
In Tools and Workshop
Threaded Rod Clamp
Long pipe clamps can be expensive. Timm Bogenhagen of the EAA staff shows a way to build an inexpensive threaded rod clamp. He also reviews some other types of clamps for gluing wood.
Nicopress Swaging Tool
Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation demonstrates the use of the Nicopress swaging tool.
Bead Breaker for Tires
Dick Koehler demonstrates the use of an inexpensive tool used to break the seal between the rubber tire and wheel when changing tires.
Band Saw Tabletop
Cutting very thin material on a bandsaw can be made easier and safer by incorporating this hint. Manager of EAA SportAir Workshops program Mark Forss shows how to create a new table surface to your bandsaw.
Drill Alignment Jig
Fred Stadler demonstrates use of a simple alignment jig designed by EAA's master craftsman Bauken Noack. Especially useful to ensure precise installation of a wing's drag/anti-drag wires.
Safety Wire Twisters
EAA Technical Counselor and A&P/IA mechanic Dick Koehler shows the two more common safety wire pliers. One with reversible function and one without.