[AMRadio] [Hallicrafters] sources for alignment tools


manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Tue Mar 31 15:14:15 EDT 2015


I bought one of those GC alignment tool pouches with 20 to 30 (maybe even
more) different short, long tools with a wide variety of different ends
back in the mid 70's. I'm still using those same tools. On the rare
occasion I need an alignment tool that requires a unique end and/or shaft
diameter, I generally fabricate it out of round wood stock or some
fiberglass. The only time I remember having slippage with a tool, it was
due to the previous owner(s) reaming out the slots in the core with
probably the wrong tool. Sometimes dropping a length or two of dental
floss down into the core and then inserting the tool provides the grip
action you need to turn the core.

Pete, wa2cwa

On Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:52:07 -0500 "Jim Liles"
<hallicrafterssr2000 at k9axn.com> writes:
> Pete,
> 
> My email folders are all screwed up and your right about the right 
> tool.  I 
> am certain that I read somewhere someone has a very rigid alignment 
> tool. 
> Everything that I have is junk plastic.  Point me.
> 
> Kindest regards Jim K9AXN
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: manualman at juno.com
> Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:47 AM
> To: hammarlund at mailman.qth.net
> Cc: amradio at mailman.qth.net ; hallicrafters at mailman.qth.net
> Subject: Re: [Hallicrafters] [AMRadio] sources for alignment tools
> 
> It's much easier to split a soft powered slug that's very hard to 
> turn or
> jammed in a core with an allen wrench. Get a good quality set of
> alignment tools that's designed for the job.
> 
> Pete, wa2cwa
> 
> On Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:36:07 -0500 <james.liles at comcast.net> 
> writes:
> > Hi Bob,
> >
> > I use a 2.5mm allan wrench to start them then the plastic.  Helps 
> to
> > keep
> > from splitting the slug.
> >
> > Kindest regards Jim K9AXN



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