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Screw Starter Apparatus

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037496D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schwieters, CR: AUTHOR

Abstract

The screw starter and screw tray permit picking up and starting very small headed screws (slotted or hexagon slotted, etc.).

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Screw Starter Apparatus

The screw starter and screw tray permit picking up and starting very small headed screws (slotted or hexagon slotted, etc.).

Screws are dumped onto tray 5 having slots 6 as shown in Fig. 2. Shaking the tray will cause the screws to locate in slots 6 with the heads up.

Screw starter 1 of Fig. 1 has an inner diameter that is slightly smaller than screw head diameter. The end of the starter is slotted to act as a spring. Spring 2 keeps starter in the 'up' position. Retainer pin 3 locks the assembly together.

The screw starter is held at diameter A, placed over the head of a screw in tray 5, and pushed down until the screw is held by screw starter. The screw is then turned into threaded hole approximately 5 to 10 turns using diameter A. Then, grasping diameter B, the tool is pushed down until the tool blade engages the slot in the screw and turned until the screw is tight.

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