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TOOLS FOR SMALL ENGINES.

These are the tools that are the most commonly used from my course from home on small engines. I will list them and explain what they are and how to use them.

Hand tools

Part one

Adjustable wrench -or adjustable spanner if you are from England and counties overseas. But in this listing, we will be boring and just call it an adjustable wrench. A wrench similar to an open end wrench but having one fixed jaw and one adjustable jaw.

Allen wrench- Is a hex shaped end that will fit in screws with the hex hole in the center. It is usually in an L shape. They come in all lengths and size, both SAE and Metric sizes.

Box-end wrench- lol no its not shaped like a box, well maybe kinder. Box-end wrenches have ends that enclose the nut and have 6, 8, 12, or 16 points inside the head. A wrench with 12 points is used on either a hexagonal or a square nut; the 8- and 16-point wrenches are used on square nuts.

Combination wrench- this is a knockout wrench, 1,2 you’re out. Just kidding, Combination wrenches have a closed loop on one side (box-end) for hexagonal or square nuts, while the other end is an open U-shape (open-end). These wrenches are often used for nuts that are hard to loosen. The closed end can loosen the nut, while the open end is then used to unscrew it fully.

Compression testers Well, it’s almost like the sparkplug tester we talk about it in another post. Compression tests are used to determine a material's behavior under applied crushing loads and are typically conducted by applying compressive pressure to a test specimen (usually of either a cuboid or cylindrical geometry) using platens or specialized fixtures on a universal testing machine. Some time you can test the compression just by pulling the cord when you get good with engines.

Cylinder hones Well you probably have heard of honing your knives, This does kinder the same things to your cylinders, cylinder hone provides quick, accurate deglazing and has a flex shaft for use with handheld power drills. An adjustable tension nut ensures firm, even pressure on cylinder walls. Constructed of durable steel, this cylinder hone is built for regular shop use.

Diagonal side cutting pliers-Proper use of diagonal cutting pliers: For work involving cutting and skinning wires, cutting, and removing pins, nails and other fasteners.

Drift punch- a blunt-ended punch of long taper used to align holes (as for bolts, pins, rivets)

Feeler gauges- watch what your feeling pal. A feeler gauge is a must-have tool for checking valve tolerances, point gaps and other critical measurements. Get quick and accurate measurements from 31 different steel blades etched with SAE and metric sizes. The compact steel frame fits into any tool bag and most pockets.

Files- Metal files are a hand tool that have been around for centuries, but still have a place in every metal working toolbox

Glaze breakers- Is another type of cylinder hone

Hack saw- No marines its not hacksaw ridge calm down. A hacksaw is used to cut medal.

Lapping sticks- Laps and lapping tools are used for precision surface finishing, often in conjunction with loose abrasive compounds. Lap is a soft material that is charged with an abrasive and is used for cutting harder material.

Needle nose pliers- these are pliers with a long thin nose for holding and pulling

Off set screw drivers- a screwdriver with the blade at right angles to the shaft for use where a straight screwdriver cannot reach the screwhead.

This is the end of part one on hand tool. I be putting the second have on here soon. Have a great day.

Small engine dude

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Nice, Timothy!

Jeff

I’m tooled out.
Thanks
Stephen

I have never seen definitions of tools before. Well done!

When it comes to hand tools, you certainly know your stuff Timothy!

If you would like to pop round I could definitely find some work for you where I live my friend!

Interesting information Timothy. Jim

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