In the realm of aerospace and aviation, maintenance and repairs are crucial. Replacing one part can involve many tools. And considering the fast-paced and demanding nature of aerospace and aviation, it might be a good idea to at least get a grasp of the basics. Hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, punches, wrenches, and impact drivers are just a few of the hand tools you can expect to use as a mechanic or technician.
Occasionally it becomes necessary to use a hammer or a mallet to form soft metals and strike surfaces that are otherwise easily damaged. However, instead of using a metal hammer, technicians and mechanics will often use a soft-faced hammer or a mallet made of hickory, rawhide, or rubber. When choosing a hammer mallet, make the handle is tight and that the face is smooth and free of dents, chips, or gouges.
Screwdrivers only have one purpose, loosening or tightening a screw or screw head bolt. In the aerospace and aviation industry, screw heads and sizes vary so much on a single aircraft that many different types of screwdrivers may be necessary. And since using the wrong shape or size screwdriver can cause irreparable damage to the screw and the surrounding area, it becomes very important to not use the wrong one. Because having many different screwdrivers just creates unnecessary clutter, technicians and mechanics have the option of using a replaceable tip or “10 in 1” screwdrivers, ones that allow for quick changing and easy replacement of the tip.
Wrenches are another important tool, used to turn rotary fasteners such as nuts and bolts. Like screwdrivers, there are many different wrenches for the many different kinds of nuts and bolts an aircraft might use. And like screwdrivers, using the wrong wrench on the wrong nut or bolt can be disastrous. Wrenches can be open-end, box-end, socket, adjustable, ratcheting, or special.
At Aerospace Aviation 360, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we know how important it is for our customers to be able to deal with their MROs and AOGs quickly and efficiently. So, as a premier supplier of aerospace and aviation parts, we made sure that we have everything our customers need, from engine parts and avionics to the tools they’ll use on them. For more information, visit us at www.aerospace-aviation360.com or call us at +1-414-212-0606