Re: USAGE: screwdriver

Subject: Re: USAGE: screwdriver
From: John Feld <johnfeld -at- ARTNET -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 07:24:21 -0000

> I gather that most of the list is composed of computer/software
> writers, but I'll cast a line anyway. In our semiconductor
> equipment maintenance manuals we have occasionally run into a
> situation where the term we used for a tool was not globally
> understood. For example, "Allen wrench" confused some international
> users; we changed that to "hex wrench."
Interestingly, I have in my tool box both hew wrenches and Allen wrenches. They are very different tools, and are not interchangeable.
When looked at end on an Allen wrench is a six sided polygon, and a hex wrench is a six pointed star.

John Feld
Action Integration
Integration and Training Services for the Graphic Arts
(818) 398 4894

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