Good morning all,
I have had great success with a very small screwdriver.
It's the smallest of the set of drivers that I own.
It has somehow become ever so slightly magnetized. I
can pick up a spring on the end. I don't try to impale
the spring with the screwdriver. I 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. Works nearly every time.
I also use the same screwdriver to pick up (1) ball
Bearing and insert it in the hole in the coupler. I use a
.5 mm lead pencil to hold the ball while I remove the
Like I said, the blade is just barely magnetized. I'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? Thanks for
As another person
switching from Kadee's to
Sergent I join in
recommending the reamer. I
have a fair number of
Sunshine kits and the mount
is of VARIBLE size. The
reamer saves the day on that
count. Another tool I found
useful is the Kadee "Pic"
for inserting those *###?!!@
little springs. If you use
the tool and your thumb you
can install quite a few in a
row before one of them
launches into space. The
spring really does help in
lining up the couplers. The
final visual effect of the
Sergent is, in my opinion
worth the effort. Have fun!