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User currently offlineA/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

This post is dedicated to the boeing spanner, question is how did it get its name ??, anyone know? its one of the unsolved mysteries maybe ?
the tool that can save many spanners on eng cx.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
regards a/c

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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4657 times:

OK, I'll bite.
What is a 'boeing spanner'?
All my time is on helo's and DHC teenie weenie airlines. I've never heard of it and we never used anything by that name on the chinook.

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4592 times:

I'm kinda' curious myself;
Been a Boeing man for 20 years ( though not at all exclusively ) and I've never heard the term either. I know of various, specific, spanner-type tools for various parts of Boeing iron but no "Beoing spanner".

Could be we're talking the same language...except we're talking a different language Smile In other words, it's just a matter of regional terminology.

Some translated "Britishisms" I've had the pleasure of making the aquaintance of:

Spanner = Wrench

Nut runner = Ratchet

Bits = Parts

Gudgeon pin = Piston pin ( or wrist pin )

Snags = write-ups ( logbook )


User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1029 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Does it look like this?



T prop.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4564 times:

Dude that isn't a Boeing Spanner.

That is a Ford Wrench.

I know some guys that swear by the things.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4562 times:

That pic is of a PIPE WRENCH.
Since its manufacturer is Ford,you could call it a ford wrench.
But the term is Pipe Wrench or Monkey wrench.
regds
HAWK



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User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1029 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

It's not a pipe wrench, it's a Ford Wrench. The one in the pic is an original from Ford's model T days. They are still made by other manufacturers but we still call them Ford Wrenchs. The flats on a Ford wrench are smooth and grabbing a pipe with this would be difficult, they come in handy when you're to lazy to run back to your toolbox to get the exact size for a hydraulic or pneumatic line.

I'm not sure what a Boeing Spanner is. Can someone describe it or post a pic?

T prop.


User currently offlineDC-10Tech From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 298 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

Nope, its a Ford wrench. A pipe wrench has teeth for gripping and would chew up any nut or fitting it was used on. The Ford wrench has no teeth and it a great tool, especially on large hydraulic B-nuts and such.

While we're on the subject, where did the term 'Boot Strap Kit' come from? (Regarding engine change equipment)



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2603 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 4484 times:

I'll take a guess on the boot strap kit. On a 727 number 2 the chains go up both sides of the vertical kind of like the little straps on the side of cowboy boots. Same place the saying "Pulling yourself up by the boot straps" comes from.

User currently offlineExPanAmer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months ago) and read 4399 times:

Guys, I think A/c train is pulling an April Fools Day question!

User currently offlineA/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4362 times:

Me, april fools ???  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
no its serious, there is s spanner commonly used in the plumbing game which I use aswell as many others called a boeing spanner, dont tell me you guys use the correct spanner for the job ??? god, anyone would think you know what your doing.  Wink/being sarcastic.
its an adjustable with a huge jaw opening range, it gets on to those big hydraulic supply flexi hoses on the RB211 aswell as things like IDG oil filter housings its got like a 3" jaw range, its a gota have tool ! you need 2 in your box ideally.
regards a/c


User currently offlineMender From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

No he isn't. I'd post a picture of a Boeing spanner myself only mines at work.

A Boeing spanner is an adjustable spanner (wrench). It's jaws are cranked approximately 45 degrees to the handle and they adjust from a minimum of about 1/2 an inch to about two inches. For some reason they are always painted orange.

Maybe they are called Boeing spanners because the design is about a million years old, just like the 737 NG ;0)

In the picture that "Ford" wrenches jaws are at approximately 90 degrees to the handle. It also looks to have been designed well after the 737.


User currently offlineBungle From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

I have a boeing spanner as well, but can not think of the manufacture so i can not find a picture of it on the net so i could post it. I will have a look at mine tommorow and try to post a picture of it. I dont know where the name boeing spanner came from but, looking at the previous replys i think its a british name for a wide jawed adjustable wrench in the uk aviation industry.

User currently offlineBungle From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

As promised i looked at my boeing spanner today, it is made by a company called RIDGID from ohio. Heres a link to their on line catalog the Boeing spanner is the one on the top left.
http://www.ridgid.com/catalog/RT2003-010.pdf


User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1029 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

Thanks for that Bungle. I've never seen one of those before, but I can think of a few places that I could use one. Grainger has them here for 25 bucks, think I might pick one up.

T prop.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4237 times:

I have seen those wrenchs at Alaska Industrial Hardware.

Just don't have a reason to pick one up.



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User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4141 times:

My dad had one in his tool box that I used for sinks all the time. Never thought of using it on aircraft.
Couldn't live without my Ford Wrenches though...



One may educate the ignorance from the unknowing but stupid is forever. Boswell; ca: 1533
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6515 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4098 times:

Such nicknames for tools are always very local.

What is a Ford Wrench in the USA, is a Svensknogle (Swedish Wrench) over here.

In the beginning I had no idea why it had that name, but I knew that the high quality ones came from a factory named BAHCO.

Then I inherited a very large wrench from my granddad, a very old one, probably close to a hundred years old. It has written all over the handle: Bertil A. Hjorth & Co, Stockholm

Mystery over!!!



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14131 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

In Germany we call such a spanner a "Engländer"= Englishman
There exists also a "Franzose" = Frenchman adjustable spanner.
a big pipewrench is called a "Schwede" = Swede

Jan


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

I have heard of the big pipewrenches being called swedes over here too.

Usually they are the ones with at least 21 inch handles.



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User currently offlineTheflcowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3978 times:

Dont they keep the Boeing spanners next to the belly stretchers on the ramp?


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User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

If it's a Rigid then that's why it's Orange all rigid tools are orange


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

Actually, their aluminum pipe wrenches are grey  Laugh out loud



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