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Old 11-01-2006, 05:25 PM   #16
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Using large wire cutters, hold onto the shaft in the very first (top) thread and it'll work awesome. Of course, it can't cut into the shaft yet will not let the shaft slip or spin. You end with no chances of maring up the shaft when you hold in the groove of a thread. Didn't believe it myslef but it's worked great for years....and it's free!
that's what my buddy told me to do - i'll try that
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I just wrap paper towel around the jaws of my pliers. Never scratched the shafts by doing that.
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Old 11-01-2006, 05:53 PM   #18
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that's what my buddy told me to do - i'll try that
Trust me it works well. In my 20+ years of r/c, I've tried it all and this clearly works the best........for me.
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:21 PM   #19
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these s/s pliers are great,
softer material than the shalft so they dont cause any damage to them
not sure who stocks them but check it out on the rouge element site
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:55 AM   #20
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Yep, forgot about using wire cutters on the thread part.

Hmmm...wire cutters already in pit box, or $20 pair of 'shock pliers' - no contest
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:16 AM   #21
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1. Get a piece of paper
2. fold it 3 or 4 times
3. wrap around shock shaft
4. use needlenose or regular pliers

common tools, a piece of paper (maybe an old setup sheet)
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i just use a pair of "dikes" (side cutters) and hold the shaft on the threads, theres always one or two showing.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:12 AM   #23
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I always used the dikes as well, works great, get a dull pair though as I actually cut a rc18t shock shaft..
It's fun to for me to have 'the' tool for the job, you should see the crazy tools I have ...although it was fun to pretend I was McGuyver, lol
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have you tried this? i think the electrical shrink tubing would work over needle nose lock pliers, or a piece over the shock shaft then cut it off once built. i'm gonna give it a try tomorrow on the T2 007.
yes, i have tried this.
the only concern i would have about clamping on the thread (when using wire cutters, etc ..) is the risk of damage to the thread.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:27 PM   #25
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yes, i have tried this.
the only concern i would have about clamping on the thread (when using wire cutters, etc ..) is the risk of damage to the thread.
As I said, you grip it in-between the actual threads. There will be no damage to the threads at all.
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