On Thu, 05 Apr 2012 09:44:18 -0700, Molly Brown wrote:
Certainly not. To me, a "special service tool" is a one-off tool needed
to service a particular device (or range of related devices) from a
manufactuer, and is usually only available from that manufacturer (and at
Of course quite often it's possible to make something that will do the
same task (e.g. I seem to recall a special tool for installing the
stainless still windshield trim on Triumph cars; the accepted 'creative'
solution was to cut three of the four tines of an old fork and bend the
remaining one into the necessary shape - it worked just as well)
On Thu, 5 Apr 2012 09:44:18 -0700 (PDT), Molly Brown
Advertisers like to use big words for a common item to make them seem
more important, and in the end get their hands on your money. If a
standard torque wrench works, use it. Otherwise that compamy will have
to manipulate your wallet, and probably in a big way. Specialty tools
are always overpriced.
I had to install some point of sale credit card terminals with screens
that you use the attached plastic pen to electronically sign your name.
The mounting screws had a custom cut tamper resistant Torx like head and
a special unique driver bit that the customer kept in the store safe. If
you shatter a bit, it must be ordered from the manufacturer of the
fasteners by the part number assigned to the store chain. Total pain in
the posterior region of your body to deal with those horrible things. o_O
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