tool for installing pin in PCB extractors?
mhs.stein at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 01:01:34 CDT 2015
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From: "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com>
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Subject: Re: tool for installing pin in PCB
> On 10/24/2015 09:49 PM, Eric Smith wrote:
>> What tool does one use to install the metal pin
>> into a plastic PCB
>> extractor, e.g., the Bivar CP-36 or Keystone
> There are expensive tools for the purpose, but
> I've always just used a pair of long-nose pliers
> to compress the end of the spring pin slightly
> to get it started, then drive it home with a
> soft-faced mallet. Make sure that the body of
> the extractor is supported.
> To remove, an appropriately-sized roll pin punch
> works just fine without mangling things.
A small vise always works for me.
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