There's a bin with some aluminum cutoffs with hard steel bushings and
Keenserts inserts in them. I can just press out the bushings, but is
there a less wasteful way of getting the keenserts out without breaking
too much stuff, or should I just go ahead and press them out, and to
heck with the aluminum that gets entrained in the threads?
It's for recycling, and I have lots of spare time here, so "how long
it takes" isn't a consideration, but there is no budget for new tools.
Meanwhile, the PHB is shopping around for a scrapper who will take
aluminum with all that crap in it - I figure I can make his job a
little easier - take out the steel and whatever keenserts are made
of, and get full scrap price for the aluminum. :-)
(and maybe save the bushings in the "misc. hard steel" bin. ;-))
11 years ago