crimp-on D-sub pin removal

Dennis Boone drb at
Tue Jul 17 15:38:41 CDT 2007

 > It is possible to remove these with basic garage tools: all you need are
 > a small piece of thin sheet aluminum and a moderate precision 5/64"
 > metal dowel- in short an aluminum soda pop can and a 5/64 drill. Form
 > the aluminum into a tube with a slot suitable for 24 ga wire, put around
 > the pin, pull out- all in less time than it takes to drive to the
 > semi-local electronics store.

Now why didn't I ever think of that?  Thanks!

Presumably one wants to be careful of the edges.


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