Category: General Input Interfaces

Modified Air Chisel.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Workplace modification which provides the function of hammering to an individual with limited upper extremity function. Modification of commercially available compressor and air chisel. Air chisel is suspended above work station by a commercially available balancer. Trigger valve of the chisel is removed, and an electric solenoid valve is attached to the output of the compressor. The solenoid valve is operated by a foot-actuated ribbon switch. Then it is fitted with the proper bit such as a hammer bit or chisel bit. The client only needs to guide the chisel and activate it with a foot to drive in a tack. SKILLS REQUIRED: Electrical, Assembly. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education & Employment of Handicapped People. REF: Book: Vocational Studies Dept., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI: pp 36-37. NARIC CALL NUMBER: R2479. 1983.

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