QA Technology installation and extraction tools are designed to allow easy replacement of a damaged nosepiece on-site without having to return the tool for repair. Simply order a Replacement TIP and follow the instructions below:
Remove damaged/worn/broken tip assembly:
Clean the Internal threads using compressed air or cotton swab. If needed use a mild solvent to help dissolve contaminants and dry.
Thread the ITR-TIP into the handle and tighten with the 4.5mm wrench to 46 in-lb (5.2 N-m). If the ITR-TIP does not stay tight during use apply Loctite 262 or equal to the Nose threads prior to assembly.
Unclamp from vise, tool is ready to use. Since the handles are engraved with the specific tool part number, it is important to match the one being replaced with the engraved set height otherwise improper set-height will occur. ITR-TIP SET .xxx Installation Tool (SET)
Remove damaged/worn/broken Tip assembly: a. Clamp handle in vise. Soft jaws are recommend to prevent damage to the aluminum anodizing and engravings on the handle. b. Using the 1.5mm hex key, loosen the M3 x 0.5 cup point set screw from the aluminum tool handle by turning the hex key counter clockwise. c. Option: Applying heat to the tip area with a torch (low heat) will help to loosen the tip where Loctite has been applied. d. Pull tip from handle (use pliers if necessary).
Clean the smooth bore using compressed air or cotton swab. If needed use a mild solvent to help dissolve contaminants and dry.
Insert replacement tip into bore while keeping the set screw flat on the replacement tip aligned with the set screw on the handle (make sure that the tip bottoms out in the bore).
Tighten the set screw to 1.25 N-m (11 in-lb) with the 1.5mm hex key. If the Tip does not stay tight during use apply Loctite 262 or equal to the Tip prior to assembly.
Unclamp from vise, tool is ready to use. Since the handles are engraved with the specific tool part number, it needs to match the one being replaced, otherwisr damage to associated components can occur.
Instructional video on how to replace a broken or bent tool tip.