NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3769 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 In other words, it's just a matter of regional terminology.
Some translated "Britishisms" I've had the pleasure of making the aquaintance of:
T prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1015 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3729 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?
DC-10Tech From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 298 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3729 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)
DALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2449 posts, RR: 15 Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3661 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.
A/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3539 times:
Me, april fools ???
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. .
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.
Mender From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3540 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.
Bungle From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3513 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.
Bungle From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3451 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