[Beowulf] What is the right lubricant for computer rack sliding rails?

Charlie Peck charliep at cs.earlham.edu
Wed Feb 11 15:22:20 EST 2009


On Feb 11, 2009, at 11:56 AM, Skylar Thompson wrote:

> Dan.Kidger at quadrics.com wrote:
>> Kilian,
>>
>> Well you shouldn't be using your bare fingers.
>> Everyone has their own preferred trick. I put a small straight  
>> blade screwdriver in the hole, and then pop in the cage nut by  
>> hand using the screwdriver as a 'shoehorn'
>
> Our rack kit actually came with shoehorns for the cage nuts. The  
> problem
> is that the shoehorns are just hunks of metal, and are as sharp as the
> cage nuts. Screwdrivers are indeed much safer.

There is a type of glove that's fairly readily available called a  
"rescue glove" that works real well for cage nuts and other  
applications with sharp edges.  Thin enough to give you tactile  
sensation and control but made of a material that doesn't tear when  
used with sharp edges.

charlie


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