Forming a Part Adjustment by Use of a Male Socket Wrench
Original Publication Date: 1985-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
A part is formed with a weakened section by making the weakened section of less width so that the part will yield in the weakened section when a torque is applied thereto to accurately adjust the distance between two portions of the part. A hole, which is shaped to receive a standard tool, has its size selected so that the material around the hole will not yield while there is yielding of the weakened section when the torque is applied. A link 1 (Figs. 1 and 2) is formed with a portion 2 having a smaller width than the remainder of the link 1 so that the portion 2 is a weakened section. A hexagonal-shaped hole 3 is provided at one end of the link 1 to receive an Allen wrench or an Allen driver.