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What Are Some Common Copy Machine Repair Tools?

Copying technicians are well-trained and qualified in managing all the issues you may have with your unit. You can get their services directly from your copy dealer, or you can hire one on your own.

Here’s a short list of the standard repair tools that a copying technician has in his or her toolbag:

  •    Screwdrivers
  •    Offset screwdrivers
  •    Magnetic pickup tools
  •    ESD system
  •    Flashlight
  •    Pliers
  •    Different kinds of multimeters
  •    Toner vacuum cleaner
  •    Inspection mirrors
  •    Chip extractor
  •    Spring hooks
  •    Soldering iron
  •    Wire stripper
  •    Electric tape
  •    Rags
  •    Compressed cans of air
Below are the definition of the tools mentioned above:

ESD System – SD stands for Emergency Shut Down. It is a system designed to minimize the consequences of emergency situations related to typically uncontrolled flooding, an escape of hydrocarbons, or outbreak of fire in hydrocarbon carrying areas or areas which may otherwise be dangerous.

Multimeters – Multimeters are also referred to as multitester or volt-ohm-milliammeters. These are electronic measuring instruments that combine several measurement functions in one unit. Multimeters can measure voltage or current using a moving pointer to show the reading.

Chip Extractor – Chip extractors are used by technicians to safely and quickly remove integrated circuits from their sockets. By using this tool, they avoid damaging the parts of a copier. They are usually made from stainless steel and hard plastic.

Spring Hook – Working with small springs can be quite frustrating if you don’t have the right tools. Copier technicians use spring hooks to push and pull small springs into place. It reaches into areas that your fingers can’t, and it doesn’t cost any damage to the springs as pliers and tweezers will.

Soldering Iron – It is a hand-held tool used by technicians for soldering. It uses heat to connect two workpieces by melting solder to flow into the joint. The parts of a soldering iron include a heated metal tip and an insulated handle. Technicians use this tool to repair, install or assemble electronic parts of machines.

Wire Stripper – A wire stripper looks very similar to a pair of pliers. It is also a hand-held device mainly used to remove electrical insulation from electric wires. There are three types of wire stripper that you can buy from any hardware stores or online: manual, automatic, and laser.

Compressed Cans of Air – This is also called gas duster or canned air. Technicians use it to clean or dust electronic equipment and other sensitive devices that cannot be washed with water. It uses compressed gas to remove dust bunnies from keyboards, cooling vents of computers, and other electronic equipment such as a copier.

Offset Screwdrivers – screwdriver with the blade at right angles to the shaft for use where a straight screwdriver cannot reach the screwhead. 

Magnetic pickup toolsa phonograph pickup using the stylus vibration to move a piece of metal in a magnetic field and generating an electrical voltage in a coil of wire.

Pliers –  hand tools used to hold objects firmly, possibly developed from tongs used to handle hot metal in Bronze Age Europe. They are also useful for bending and compressing a wide range of materials.

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