Tool Control

Tool Control The most preventable type of FOD By Michelle Garetson February 2001 Your Mother was probably the first one to teach you about Foreign Object Debris (FOD) and tool control through her "Pick up your toys" campaigns. Her...

Jensen Tools, 7815 S. 46th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044, (800) 426-1194; Distributor of tools and test equipment for the maintenance and repair of aircraft engines and related equipment, as well as a supplier of FOD Prevention/Tool Control Programs.

Kett Tool Co., 5055 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227, (513) 271-0333; Offers portable power saws, shears, nibblers, kits, and accessories that are ideal for repairing, restoring, or building; and work effectively with metal or plastic.

Milbar Corp., 530 E. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022, (440) 247-4600; Manufacturer of safety wire twister tools and kits, safety wire, electrical wire stripping and crimping tools, and retaining ring pliers.

Mountz Inc., 1080 N. 11th St., San Jose, CA 95112, (408) 292-2214, www.; Products include: electric screwdrivers, hand screwdrivers, screwfeeders, screw counters, torque wrenches, torque analyzers, sensors, transducers, compact nutrunners, multipliers.

Pan American Tool Corp., 5990 N.W. 31st Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, (800) 423-2764 or (954) 735-8665,; Offers precision cutting tools, aircraft drills, extension drills, cut-off wheels and reamers. New products include double margin drills, clecos, and drill stops, as well as a 7 accessory angle drill system.

SK Hand Tool Corp., 3535 W. 47th St., Chicago, IL 60632, (800) 822-5575; Manufacturers of professional hand tools, including impact sockets, ratchets, sockets, torque wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, punchers and chisels. SK sockets feature a patented SureGrip® hex design, which drives the side of the hex, not the corner. SK tools feature a lifetime warranty.

Sears Industrial, PO Box 42538, Cincinnati, OH 45242, (800) 776-8666,; The leading supplier of Craftsman™ and more than 250 other industrial brands for aircraft maintenance, offers expanded lines of hand tools and tool storage, including the heavy-duty, long distance rolling cart for aviation. The 2000-2001 Industrial catalog, featuring more than 11,000 products is available free from the toll free number or via our web site.

SNAP-on Industrial, 2801 80th St., Kenosha, WI 53141, (800) 786-6600; Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of tool and tool storage solutions for the aerospace industry. Products include a complete line of aircraft maintenance tools, including special, aircraft-specific products built by ATI tools, a Snap-on company. Snap-on is also a worldwide leader in tool control and FOD program solutions for the aerospace industry.

SPENRO, 1517 W. North Carrier, Ste. 120, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 (972) 988-6161; Specializes in Cherry™, ATI™, Sioux™ brand riveting, sheet metal, bucking bars, and pneumatic and hand tools for the aircraft maintenance industry.

Turbine Tool Corp., 6600-D, Burleson Rd., Austin, TX 78744, (512) 385-5311; Manufacturer of high quality aircraft turbine engine maintenance/repair tools and test equipment. Approved supplier of tools for Allison/Rolls-Royce, Pratt Whitney

Tool Support Services Corp. and Lycoming Turbine Engines.

U.S. Industrial Tool and Supply, 15101 Cleat, Plymouth, MI 48170, (800) 521-7394,; Manufacturer of air tools for aerospace, specializing in riveters, squeezers, pistol drills, angle drills, rivet guns and testing equipment.

Wiha Tools, 1348 Dundas Cr., Monticello, MN 55362, (800) 494-6104 or (763) 295-6591, www.wihatools .com; A leading manufacturer with over 1,800 high quality, ergonomic fastening tools. Torx™ program features 43 styles in sizes T3 to T60. Over 285 precision tools, sets, and accessories. Other screwdrivers include: SoftFinish cushion grip, 1,000-volt insulated screwdrivers, and MicroFinish non-slip grip. Wiha carries various tip styles that include: slotted, Phillips, Torx, Tamper Resistant Torx, TorxPlus, Hex inch/metric, Pozidriv, and Nut Drivers inch/metric.

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