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A Little Dab to Prevent Machine Down Time (A Dave & Davey Video)

By David Wynn

Published Issue July 2023


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How many times have you tried to get a screw out of a holder only to have it so tight that you break the screw getting it out? You have followed the torque specs. Everything was done right, but after 40 hours of run time that screw just won’t come out. This is something I have fought for years in the shop.

This was a tip provided to me by PMPA’sJoe Gentile. I had a member shop put it into practice to see if there was a difference and they have seen a major improvement in screws not seizing in holders. Putting a little anti-seize on every screw when you change inserts has nearly fixed this problem. After a test of 100 insert changes here are the results.