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    Hitch Pin Removal Tool and Backup Pin

    When I pull a hitch pin from an axle, it sometimes goes flying off in an unknown direction. Making matters worse, I usually don't have a spare at hand. Here is one solution.

    If you are interested, please see

    https://rick.sparber.org/HitchPinRem...lAndBackup.pdf


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


    Thanks,

    Rick
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    Rick's post calls attention to a very common problem we've all faced - how to avoid spending quality time on hands and knees on workshop floor when one of those unexpected "sproing" events launches a part.

    I've used numerous approaches some of which are pictured below. From top to bottom...

    A jewelry snatch hook (sometimes termed a lobster claw) attached to a length of dayglo paracord. If pulling is required, the paracord works well, and, even if not attached to something stationary, provides an easily visible clue to its after-sproing location.

    For tiny items those spring drive reels fly fishermen use to attach small tools to their clothes work well. Although a little light for pulling, they offer the advantage of knowing exactly where to look for the sproinged part. These also deal with the problem of possible damage to the captured part; pin the reel to a sponge and the flying part will always land safely.

    Both of the above require that the part have some sort of hole to which something can be clipped. If it doesn't, wrap a brightly colored pipe cleaner (the decorative type, not the ones sold in tobacco shops) around the part so it can be easily located post sproing.

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    been there done that on more than just axles.

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    Thanks rgsparber! We've added your Hitch Pin Removal Tool to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: rgsparber's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks mklotz! We've added your Hitch Pin Removal Tools to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: mklotz's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





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