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    Default Fixture for drilling bolt heads

    I think this would be the place to ask this question. Which fixture for drilling bolt heads for safety wire is considered the “Cadillac” of the industry?
    Would appreciate any input.

    Thanks Ron

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    The: "Bought them already drilled" Cadillac price tag says it all.
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    Good question. It used to be addressed in 43.13 to drill bolt heads, but I have never actually seen a jig or block for doing so.

    Part 91 might still be ok, but drilled and non drilled are different part numbers for 121 Operations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennAB1 View Post
    The: "Bought them already drilled" Cadillac price tag says it all.

    HAHA yes

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    You want to make a tool a lot of people would buy. A jig that allows you to drill through tubing perfectly centered.
    NO matter how hard I try, it is always a little off center.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
    I think this would be the place to ask this question. Which fixture for drilling bolt heads for safety wire is considered the “Cadillac” of the industry?
    Would appreciate any input.

    Thanks Ron
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    Boeing and Airbus US carriers fly are SAE. Do you run into metric fasteners.

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    Yes, you work in GA long enough, you will see an odd fastener that is metric due to pilot maintenance. NAPA (National Aircraft Parts Association) has great stock....LOL.

    I see Diamond aircraft quite a bit, they are metric. Rotax engines are metric as well. Airliners not at all. Business aircraft I would say not but I do not know them well.

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    Old Convairs were BS
    I think Saab and BAE have some metric, but usually only allen head stuff. Not bolts.


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    Boeing and Airbus US carriers fly are SAE. Do you run into metric fasteners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmann View Post
    Airliners not at all.
    Ah, every heard of a product line called Airbus?
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    A jig that allows you to drill through tubing perfectly centered.
    Yes please!!!

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