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Re: [Amps] Bee's wax to hold screws

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Subject: Re: [Amps] Bee's wax to hold screws
From: "W5CUL" <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 16:54:25 -0500
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Hi All,


I use a spring loaded 4 fingered "Parts Grabber".  For those hard to reach
areas, I place the screw head within the fingers of the parts grabber and
start the screw that way. Or when extracting a screw, I will use a normal
screw driver to loosen the screw 3/4's of the way and then use the parts
grabber to finish the job.  There is nothing more frustrating than dropping
a small screw in an obscure hard to reach area.  


Here is a hyper-link to a Soldering & Assembly website that contains such a
tool; reference only, not a specifically suggested manufacturer.
> &assembly.htm


Scroll down the page until you come across a "3-Pronged Parts Grabber".  For
this particular one, the casing is made of plastic, and the fingers are
metal.  Mine is an all medal assembly, and I can't remember where I got it.


Hope this helps.







-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Sam Strongin
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 6:42 AM
To: Ian White GM3SEK
Subject: Re: [Amps] Bee's wax to hold screws




Hi all try a small amount of Coax Seal on the end of a phillips it works 



                       73 Sam KF4YOX



----- Original Message ----- 

From: "Ian White GM3SEK" <>

To: <>

Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 3:38 AM

Subject: Re: [Amps] Bee's wax to hold screws



> bob finger wrote:


>>Gary Schafer wrote:


>>>I have to share this with others as it worked so well. While working on 


>>>amplifier I had some small screws to remove and replace that were buried

>>>deep where you could only get a screw driver in and not even room for a 


>>>of long nose pliers.


>>>I loosened the screws up to where they were almost out. Then put a very

>>>small piece of bee's wax on the end of the screw driver. It held the 


>>>very well for removal and subsequent reinstallation.


>>>These were Phillips head screws. I don't know of a tool made to hold 





>>>Where do you get bee's wax? I found some in an old IF can from an old 


>>>The coil was covered with it. Just a very small amount is needed. I 


>>>and reused the same small piece of wax for several different screws.




>>>Hope this saves you some grief some day.



>>If you can't locate beeswax use a very small piece of warm (in your

>>hand) duct seal.  Available in any hardware store.  I think it works

>>better than beeswax, but then why take the time to compare, use what you

>>have.  73 bob de w9ge



> Blu-Tack, superglue - whatever it takes.



> -- 


> 73 from Ian GM3SEK         'In Practice' columnist for RadCom (RSGB)


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