The Problem

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.


Type 200

The Solution

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.

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Chobham, Surrey GU24 8HU UK

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