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Author Topic: Removing bellows pins...best tool for the job?  (Read 1284 times)

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Re: Removing bellows pins...best tool for the job?
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2018, 09:33:18 PM »

And if all else fails when encountering those rusted-in Hohner pins, most DIY stores sell very nice crowbars/wrecking bars - about 2 ft long  >:E >:E
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Re: Removing bellows pins...best tool for the job?
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2018, 09:08:40 AM »

fashioned tools - the mind boggles -what will they think of next !

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Re: Removing bellows pins...best tool for the job?
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2018, 09:55:46 AM »

If you're not hampered by your budget, I would always suggest that the best tool for removing bellows pins would be someone else's, and in their hands!

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Re: Removing bellows pins...best tool for the job?
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2018, 01:34:03 AM »

Regarding the lever thing. ... I do get the nagging feeling the pin is being pulled up in an arc rather than straight out, although I do tend to pull the tool back in steps as the pin rises to alleviate that thought a little. There has been no perceivable damage to date (many taking aparts have gone on) but I will now in any case be looking at a correct tool and fashioning it to suit.
The geometry of this tool design and usage means that the pin will always be pulled up in an arc and never a straight line. Best not to use it.
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Re: Removing bellows pins...best tool for the job?
« Reply #44 on: December 03, 2018, 10:11:28 AM »

If you're not hampered by your budget, I would always suggest that the best tool for removing bellows pins would be someone else's, and in their hands!

This is my usual response...but I really feel this should be within my somewhat limited technical grasp. Thanks for all the replies...awaiting on son in law's arrival with drill bit of appropriate size. (Memo to self...check size of bellows before any further malarkey....)
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Re: Removing bellows pins...best tool for the job?
« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2018, 09:04:28 PM »

I just use a small pair of Side Cutters that electricians use...  I grab the pin head then put a popsicle stick beside the pin head to raise the point of contact and protects the wood.. The when I grab the pin head is just sort of pull up and rotate off the popsicle stick..
Works every time..

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