COMMON MAINTENANCE TOOLS AND
Tools are designed to make a job easier and
enable you to work more efflciently. If they are not
properly used and cared for, their advantages are lost
Regardless of the type of work to be done, you
must have, choose, and use the correct tools in order
to do your work quickly, accurately, and safely.
Without the proper tools and the knowledge of how to
use them, you waste time, reduce your efficiency, and
may even injure yourself.
This chapter explains the specific purposes, correct
use, and proper care of the more common tools you
will encounter as an ABE. Also discussed briefly are
other aids to maintenance, such as blueprints and
Upon completing this chapter, you should be able
to do the following:
Identify, select, use, maintain, and inventory
the tools required to perform maintenance on
catapults and arresting gear.
Explain the various methods of conducting
inventories and maintaining tools in support
of the tool control program.
Recognize, describe, and interpret tool safety
Recognize, describe, and interpret the various
types- of blueprints, electrical prints, piping
prints, and aperture cards used to maintain
and repair catapults and arresting gear.
Use and Care of Hand Tools and Measuring
Tools, NAVEDTRA 12085, is an excellent reference
to use while reading and studying this chapter.
TOOL WORK HABITS
A place for everything and everything in its
place is just good common sense. You cant do an
efficient repair job if you have to stop and look
around for each tool you need. The following rules
will make your job easier and safer.
KEEP EACH TOOL IN ITS PROPER
STOWAGE PLACEAll V-2 divisions have
incorporated a Tool Control Program as directed by
the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment
Maintenance Program (ALREMP).
The Tool Control Program is based on the concept
of a family of specialized toolboxes and pouches
configured for instant inventory before and after each
maintenance action. The content and configuration of
each container is tailored to the task, work center, and
Work center containers are
assigned to and maintained within a work center.
Other boxes and specialized tools are checked out
from the tool control center (tool room).
K E E P Y O U R T O O L S I N G O O D
CONDITIONProtect them from rust, nicks, burrs,
KEEP YOUR TOOL ALLOWANCE
COMPLETE When you are issued a toolbox, each
tool should be placed in it when not in use. When the
toolbox is not actually at the work site, it should be
locked and stored in a designated area.
An inventory list is kept in every toolbox
to be checked before and after each job or
maintenance action, to ensure that all tools are
available to do your work, and to ensure that
they are accounted for after you have
completed your work.
USE EACH TOOL ONLY FOR THE JOB IT
WAS DESIGNED TO DO Each particular type of
tool has a specific purpose. If you use the wrong tool
when performing maintenance or repairs, you may
cause damage to the equipment youre working on or
damage the tool itself. Remember, improper use of