Good morning all,
I have had great success with a very small screwdriver.
ï¿½It's the smallest of the set of drivers that I own.
It has somehow become ever so slightly magnetized. ï¿½I
can pick up a spring on the end. ï¿½I don't try to impale
the spring with the screwdriver. ï¿½I can guide the spring
into the pocket of the coupler with the screwdriver blade,
then just hold the spring down with my thumbnail and
withdraw the screwdriver. ï¿½Works nearly every time.
I also use the same screwdriver to pick up (1) ball
Bearing and insert it in the hole in the coupler. ï¿½I use a
.5 mm lead pencil to hold the ball while I remove the
Like I said, the blade is just barely magnetized. ï¿½I'm
not sure how well this would work if it were heavily
Hope something here may help.
Mike Van Hove
On Feb 6, 2014, at 6:13 AM, Alan Hummel wrote:
Thank you Morgan,I bought a Spring
Pic years ago,now the trick is to find the
have that trouble?ï¿½Thanks for
As another person
switching from Kadee's to
Sergent I join in
recommending the reamer. ï¿½I
have a fair number of
Sunshine kits and the mount
is of VARIBLE size. ï¿½The
reamer saves the day on that
count. ï¿½Another tool I found
useful is the Kadee "Pic"
for inserting those *###?!!@
little springs. ï¿½If you use
the tool and your thumb you
can install quite a few in a
row before one of them
launches into space. ï¿½The
spring really does help in
lining up the couplers. ï¿½The
final visual effect of the
Sergent is, in my opinion
worth the effort. ï¿½Have fun!