Wheelchair Repair Workshop


If you or someone you know is good with tools and would like to learn how to repair wheelchairs, mark June 25 and July 23 on your calendars. Volunteers Tim and Emily Tew will teach basic wheelchair repair and maintenance start at 9a.m. at Mason Engineering, 5720 Huguenard Rd., Fort Wayne.

We have several wheelchairs in need of repair.

Also, we are going to build a tool chest for wheelchair repairs and need to collect the following:

  • T-handle allen SAE wrench set

  • T-handle allen metric wrench set

  • Rubber mallet

  • Large vise (6” wide surface area, 6” minimum opening

  • Pliers

  • Screw extractors

  • Ball point hammer

  • Adjustable wrench

  • Socket set with multiple size sockets

  • Tire tools

  • Various size screwdrivers: Phillips, flat and Torx

Other “nice to have” items include:

  • Cordless drills and impact driver with Allen head adapters and bits

  • Magnetic trays

  • Locking pliers

  • Torque wrench

  • Metal files

  • Ratcheting wrenches

  • Hand-held propane torch

  • Various sized C clamps (6” and 4”)

  • Hack saw and mini hacksaw

  • Punch set

  • Dremel tool


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