several very fine blades and rods are usually stored. Either a blade or a rod must be chucked
into the collet on the working end of the handle whenever you use this tool. Made of
nonmagnetic metal, blades and rods won't gouge or mar delicate contacts. The texture of a
blade is such that when you feel across its surface you get the sensation of serrations finer
than those of the finest metal-working files. The rod colleted in the burnisher shown has a
spherical or globular point useful in getting dirt out of pitted contact points in polar relays.
(2) Alignment tool. The two alignment tools furnished in a TK-105/G appear in figure 13 as
items B and C. An alignment tool is made of fiber, plastic, or any other suitable material that
is a nonconductor of electricity, and is thus immune to electromagnetic effect or influence. It
is used in adjusting the components of a circuit that might be affected by the presence of
metal. NEVER use your alignment tool as a screwdriver, and NEVER use a screwdriver
where an alignment tool is required.
(3) Orangewood stick. Two identical orangewood sticks are issued in a TK-l05/G (items D and
E). Although intended for separating hot or live wires while checking out or working on a
circuit, you will find a number of other practical uses for the orangewood stick. For instance,
the stick is useful to hold aside parts and wires that get in the way when soldering in tight
quarters. It can help you hold down parts being soldered or unsoldered; it can pinch-hit as an
alignment tool, a burnisher of contacts that are not too dirty, or a mechanical finger to pick up
or position parts.
g. Miscellaneous (fig. 14).
Figure 14. Miscellaneous items in TK-105/G.