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Greetings, on pin removal tools, I have a box full of old telescopic TV and radio antennas collected over the years and another box of ones that have been taken apart and cut into various lengths over the years. Perhaps you might have one in just the right diameter to use as a pin remover.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I often use some of these short length ones as punches. If you run the pointed end of an exacto blade (duh, the other end would be the handle) or even the kitchen steak knives into the end of the tubing and scrape, or a deburring action on the edge, it will sharpen up near razor sharp, it should take less than 10 seconds. It will punch great holes in rubber, card, paper etc. Sometimes with thick rubber a bit of lube (spit is usually available) and spin in a drill chuck for better holes without the squishing from punching effect on the holes. You can easily spin and do lovely binder holes in a phone book. Sometimes a small triangular needle file can put some saw teeth on the end of the tube if need be. Ive even used them for banana jacks on occasion, a taper end of a punch or ball bearing easily with a bit of hammering will flare the end, or flare and then flatten for a nice flush end if pushed into a panel hole
The telescopic pins in old watch straps are another source for some handy tubing
You find you will want them right near your bench so you don't have to go far to utilize their handyness.
At 08:49 AM 6/04/2020, you wrote:
Hi Jim, I have some pin removal tools that work on various Molex style