The aviation maintenance technician (AMT) spends a major portion of each day using a wide variety of hand tools to accomplish maintenance tasks. This chapter contains an overview of some of the hand tools an AMT can expect to use. An AMT encounters many special tools as their experience widens. For example, large transport category aircraft have different maintenance tasks from those of a light airplane, and special hand tools are often required when working on complex aircraft.
- General Purpose Tools (Part One)
- General Purpose Tools (Part Two)
- Metal Cutting Tools (Part One)
- Metal Cutting Tools (Part Two)
- Taps and Dies and Layout and Measuring Tools (Part One)
- Taps and Dies and Layout and Measuring Tools (Part Two)
This chapter outlines the basic knowledge required when using the most common hand tools and measuring instruments used in aircraft repair work. This information, however, cannot replace sound judgment on the part of the individual, nor additional training as the need arises. There are many times when ingenuity and resourcefulness can supplement these basic rules. Sound knowledge is required of these basic rules and of the situations in which they apply. The use of tools may vary, but good practices for safety, care, and storage of tools remain the same.