Customs: Taking out pins revisited

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  1. Boggs6ft7

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    I posted a few days ago about putting pins back in with a vise and someo of you suggested pliers, which would probably be easier for most of my pins.

    I was thinking about a better way to take out pins, and this may only apply to people like me. I want to take my pins out, but I usually work on customs late at night or during baby naptime, both of which require me to not make a bunch of noise.

    I thought a good alternative to knocking out the pins would be to get a pin remover for watches. Well I paid a few bucks for one and it failed miserably, but I think the idea is still sound. The main reason it failed was because its just not heavy duty enough to push out the pins.

    I think I can build something that can push out he pins, free up a hand, offer more control, and do it quietly. The control and quiet part is what I'm most concerned with.
     
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    try the soldering gun with an ultra-fine tip
     
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    got one, I've slipped on more thatn one occaison and melted plastic. Maybe I should just practice more.
     
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    You make a reeeaallly fine tip by buying a cheapo RadioShack soldering iron tip and grinding it down into a very small point.
     
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    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    i have thought of a design for this many times the trouble i see is making it adjustable to accomodate long and short pins . at the same time making it strong enough without making it to bulky.
     
  6. Boggs6ft7

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    I'll try to wip something up in autocad and give it to one of my shop students to make.

    I think a setup like the watch pin remover can work, it just needs to be more heavy duty. (I know the link says heavy duty, but its not heavy duty enough)

    Amazon.com: Heavy Duty Watch Band Tool Link Pin Remover with 2 extra pins: Watch Pavilion: Jewelry
     
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