Repairs on planes, helicopters and hovercraft often have to be carried out away from the main base and in a hurry. But delays are frequently caused by over tightened or jammed screws and bolts preventing the removal of access panels. What might be a minor inconvenience in a well-equipped hangar or workshop can be a major problem when there is no access to an air or power source.
Simple, effective and small enough to be kept in a flight spares box, the Turnex is the answer to that problem.
–It consists of:
- a pressure lever bar
- slide block and bit assembly
- a threaded anchor
These components allow a vernier adjustment between the bit holder and the threaded anchor enabling the bit to reach the screw head at exactly the right angle – on both flat and curved surfaces.
When the anchor is secure – in an adjacent hole – and the tool bit located in the screwhead, manual pressure on the lever bar enables screws to be removed easily by rotating the bit with a ratchet ring spanner or similar.
Originally designed to remove Phillips, Tri-Wing and Torque set screws, versions of the Turnex are now available for use with high torque screws.