crimp-on D-sub pin removal

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Jul 17 15:44:18 CDT 2007

On 17 Jul 2007 at 13:26, Scott Quinn wrote:

> 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.

I've had better luck with the local hobby store.  Small-diameter 
aluminum and brass tubing is available for a slightly more 
"professional" version.


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