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Old 03-05-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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Default Is there a tool to put turnbuckles together?

How do you put your turnbuckles together, other than a pliers/wrench? Are there any clever ways of doing this, I find it to be one of the more objectionable parts of putting together a kit.

Is there some special twisting tool that makes assemble of turnbuckles easier?
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the little cross wrench thingy that came with the pro4 has a ball cup holder thingy so it made threading them onto the turnbuckle a damn site easier....but other than that i don't think there is a tool, i wish there was though as its really annoying halfing to do them with pliers.
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yes cant remember who makes them but their are two sized one for assoc. and one for losi. they are sweet machined alum. I have them both.
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Ack! You gotta give me something Randy, do you have a picture? Do you know what it is called? Turnbuckle assembler? Ball cup holder?
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RPM makes ballcupholders/tools so you can screw them on easier on the turnbukcle, they have one for AE and another version for Losi.
Those are the one Randy means, without A doubt.
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check these out, they're pretty sweet

http://duratrax.com/caraccys/dtxr1130.html
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Bingo, looks like you could chuck it in a drill too! Woohoo!

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No sweat. Just know there's a seperate one for Losi and for AE sized cups.
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"Kose" also made some tools for building holding the ball cap.
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I just chuck the ball cup into a drill, hold the turnbuckle with my adjustment wrench and spin the ballcup slow with the drill till it gets to the desired point, which I mark on the threads with a grey Sharpie.
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u can get a wrench the size of the square part of the turnbuckle and wrench it wehre u want it
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check these out, they're pretty sweet

http://duratrax.com/caraccys/dtxr1130.html
yup those are them except my assoc. one is blue!
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Take a set of locking pliers, your hand, and some chap-stick.

You can lock on the metal square in the center of the turnbuckle. Then apply generous chapstick to the thread. Then hold the ball cup in your hand and spin the pliers. It shouldn't be hard as long as you use RPM ball cups.
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The other side of the ofna body reamer works very well for most sized ball cups.
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Sweet, a regular (reversable) drill works almost perfectly! Chuck the ball cup in the drill (hole) out, grab the turnbuckle with a visegrip, bam, boom, done! Tight!
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