[TowerTalk] Pinning a high carbon steel mast

Barry w2up at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 19 15:06:57 EDT 2006

Don't even think about using a cordless drill (I tried!)
I drilled mine on the tower using a drill attached to AC mains via 2 -
 100 ft extension cords with a carbide bit and cutting oil.  You may 
want to use masking tape around where your thrust bearing to prevent 
any metal shavings from getting in the track. 

On 19 Apr 2006 at 12:25, Terry Gerdes wrote:

> All,
> I need to pin one of the Texas Towers high carbon steel masts in the
> air.   I have pined several steel masts but all on the ground with a
> drill press.  Any advise?  
> Thanks,
> Terry - AB5K
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Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at mindspring.com
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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