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Post by bill57 on Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:16 pm

Found I great little helper for routing dial string and thought I would pass it on. Buy a cheap surgeons clamp at Harbor Freight. Clamp this on to the cord and it is much easier to wrap around with out slipping as with needle nose pliers. Also helps at the end of the line. Put your clamp at the spot that you want your last knot. Use the nose of the clamp to wrap the line around and tie your knot in just the place you want it. These little clamps also work well for holding a joint together for soldering.

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Post by Resistance is Futile on Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:03 am

Yes Hemostats and also tweezers are very handy, Dental picks also come in very handy. Sometimes I wish I had spring pullers for using on stringing and setting dial springs. They look like a dental pick except they have a small hook on them.
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Post by sprman on Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:29 am

Great idea have to get me some.Sprman

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Post by harold wright on Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:29 am

Interesting tips. I have used old dental picks for years but have had need of a tool that would push dial string away from me into a tight squueze, so I made one from a piece of piano wire--has a fig. "S" on end--I can push away or pull toward me with appropriate side of the S.

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Post by Ken g on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:54 pm

I have an old factory made string tool . It has a small hook on one end and a small 2 prong fork on the other end . You can hook & pull or push string where you need it .

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Post by Dale H. Cook on Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:06 am

Resistance is Futile wrote:Sometimes I wish I had spring pullers for using on stringing and setting dial springs. They look like a dental pick except they have a small hook on them.
I have both push and pull spring hooks, supplied by Teletype back in the day. The pull hook has a U-shaped hook, the push hook has an S-shaped perpendicular to the handle, which works in tight spots from which you could not readily extract the pull hook.

I have one of the string tools as well, which I bought at a parts jobber decades ago.

Hemostats and dental picks are also in my arsenal, as is a hand made nut starter given to me by a fellow collector. It has spring-loaded V-shaped jaws that grip opposite angles of a hex nut.
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