Inserting socket head screws

Problem: Socket head screws are often required in less than ideal installation positions.
By Staff November 1, 1999

Problem: Socket head screws are often required in less than ideal installation positions. Is there a procedure to simplify the placement?

Solution: Put a layer or two of facial tissue or paper towel on the ball end of a hex key (allen wrench) and insert it into the screw. The screw will stay on the wrench, allowing you to get it started.

Contributors: LaVern Johnson and Pat Wollak, Electronic Technicians, ADC Telecommunications, Minneapolis, MN