EAA Chapter 551

St. Cloud, MN

Tool Crib

EAA Chapter 551 has a Tool Crib available to all members in good standing, which means that you are current in your EAA Chapter 551 membership. If you are not, please connect the the EAA Chapter 551 Treasurer and become current in your dues. Once your dues are paid for the year, then you will be able to check-out items from the Tool Crib.

Items in the Tool Crib:                   

Longacre Electronic Scales, 4 Pads, 1500 lb. Max per Pad



Aircraft Tools Brake Bleeder Deluxe Kit



Model PC-2000 Oil Filter Cutter



Rivet Assortment



Brake Rivet Tool with Rivets



PB4 Propeller Balancer



Safety Wire Twister Pliers



NOTE: If you need a specific tool that is not listed, ask a Board member. They can probably direct you to someone who owns a tool that you may be able to borrow. 


EAA Chapter 551 Tool Crib Rules:

Items in the EAA 551 Tool Crib are available to all members in good standing.

  • The items are to be loaned to EAA 551 MEMBERS ONLY. A member is allowed to use the item(s) to help a non-member, but the member MUST BE PRESENT to use the item. In no case, will the member leave the custody of the item with a non-member. For example, a member could use the Longacre Scales to help a non-member complete a Weight and Balance procedure, but the member must be present with the scales and the scales must remain with the member at all times. Do not leave the scales with the non-member.
  • If you are using tool crib items to help a non-member, it is expected that you will encourage (but not require) the non-member to become an active member of EAA Chapter 551.
  • Liability: EAA Chapter 551 shall not be held liable for any damages or injury caused as a result of the use of the items borrowed from the tool crib. By borrowing items from the EAA 551 Tool Crib, you agree to accept this liability clause.

To Borrow from the Tool Crib: 

  • Contact notam@eaa551.org.
  • Each item is assigned to the individual member listed as the "Contact" for that item. To borrow an item, you need to contact EAA551notam@gmail.com and arrange to pick up the item. YOUR Contact information MUST be recorded for that item when you take possession.
  • You will be listed as the new "Contact" until you return it by contacting EAA551notam@gmail.com
  • The "Contact" member is responsible for the following:
    • ***   Safe keeping and preservation of the item.
    • ***   Passing the item to an authorized member
             --- only current members with dues paid are authorized to borrow from the tool crib.
    • ***   Ensuring the Contact information is updated online by you or the new Contact person.


Contribute to the Tool Crib:

Not all items in the tool crib are owned by EAA Chapter 551. Some are loaned by individual members. When you loan out an item, you can require the item be returned to you rather than passed on to another member. By placing the item in the tool crib, you will know where to find it when you need it. How many times have you loaned out a tool, only to forget who you loaned it to, and have never seen it again? The EAA 551 Tool Crib could help you keep track of loaned items and help out other members at the same time.

If you have items that you would be willing to loan to other members, send a photo of the item (cell phone photo is fine), a short description, and your contact information to Rob Jahnke (rcjahnke@gmail.com) 320-420-9817 to have your item added to the tool crib.


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