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 Post subject: WTB: 1/4" female hex alignment tool
PostPosted: Feb Sun 04, 2018 2:46 am 
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I wish to purchase a high-quality 1/4" female hex alignment tool. Solid non-conductive plastic or bone fiber, either with or without an attached handle. I want only a good one, preferably vintage USA-made such as GC 5014 or 5015, Walsco 2503, etc. I am willing to pay a good price for a high-quality item which meets these specs. Shipping would be to zip 25311.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB: 1/4" female hex alignment tool
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 2:33 am 
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bump . . . still looking for one of these.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB: 1/4" female hex alignment tool
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 3:56 am 
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Are these like a metal 1/4 nut driver made of a insulated material?
What are these used to adjust?
Trying yo picture this


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 Post subject: Re: WTB: 1/4" female hex alignment tool
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 4:23 am 
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When I needed one, I found it at McMaster-Carr. It wasn't cheap though.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB: 1/4" female hex alignment tool
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 2:27 pm 
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Hi Poston,

On ebay right now "Philco 70 tuning/ alignment tool"
I think that is what you want.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB: 1/4" female hex alignment tool
PostPosted: Feb Sun 11, 2018 7:32 pm 
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dougmc wrote:
Are these like a metal 1/4 nut driver made of a insulated material?
What are these used to adjust?
Trying yo picture this

Yes, that is essentially what they are. Some had a handle at one end like a nut driver, some were double-ended. They are used for adjusting trimmers with a hex head during alignment. Several radios used these, but especially Phiilco during the early 30s through 1942.
It is possible to fabricate a homemade one by heating the end of a piece of approx. 1/4" plastic tubing and pressing it over a hex screw head and allowing it to cool. But they only last a limited period of time, especially when the screw is hard to turn. That is what I have always used in the past, but am looking to buy an original one which will be more durable.

Vin, thanks for the tip. But unfortunately the one on eBay is already closed.

John, I will check out McMaster-Carr.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB: 1/4" female hex alignment tool
PostPosted: Feb Tue 13, 2018 2:10 am 
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Poston Drake wrote:
But unfortunately the one on eBay is already closed.

Relisted https://www.ebay.com/itm/132502736116

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 Post subject: Re: WTB: 1/4" female hex alignment tool
PostPosted: Feb Tue 13, 2018 8:49 am 
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There would work if you wanted to make some up.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-16-18-x-1-1- ... 5304!US!-1

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