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Made a tool for the cross over relief Screws

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by TJS, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    I had a hard time taking out my cross over relief valves where I had to heat up the manifold to get them out. This was on an Insta-Act pump. Before I added any heat the whole manifold block was completely stripped of all its components. I also cut a screw driver and welded it to a 3/8 drive adapter. If I had made this before hand I might not have to add heat. Who knows. Just throwing this idea out there.
    T.J.
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  2. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    If I have to use something like that I use my impact driver bits.
     
  3. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    Exactly Brad. Not to mention, they do sell screwdrivers heads for ratchets....just like torq. bits and Allen heads. I keep a big rail of them for Brake services.
     
  4. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Very True. I understand they are available. However, it would have taken me longer to try and find one on a Sunday afternoon than to make one. It took me longer to unwind the ground cable, tig torch and foot pedal than to make this tool.
    T.J.
     
  5. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    ahh, I kinda figured that was the case.
     
  6. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    The impact driver is nice at times. Id pick one up for next time It is great in screws Nothing like being able to shock it and turn at the same time.
     
  7. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    works if you can't get the tool when you need it.
     
  8. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    It is true that the impact driver is hands down invaluble in my shop, but so are tons of homemade tools that I have made over the years. I have even modified specialty tools to get them to work just a bit better. I'm pretty lucky to have the extensive tool collection that I do, but I also remember how to improvise when the situation calls for it. Keep up the creative solutions!