- Aug 22, 2005
What is the easiest way to get these clips off?
I use "KNIPEX Tools - Circlip Pliers, External, 90 Degree Angled, Forged Tip, 1/8"-25/64" Shaft Dia. (4621A01), 5.00 , Black". If you copy and paste, it should bring up an Amazon listing.
Hope that helps!
Break them? HmmThose don't fit into any grooves, like an e-clip does, so I just slide them up over the arbor. They go back on pretty easily the same way. I've also been known to break the danged things off. I keep a supply of them, just in case
Here's a link.
Thanks for the tip Willy! Bought a screwdriver at Home Depot for $1.25, ground the front of the blade as shown in your photo. Worked Great!A simple tool, made from a large screwdriver blade, can be used to remove these clips. It has to have just the right thickness and angles, plus a lot of 'tooth' left on the working faces, at right angles to the blade's length. Got a photo here somewhere. Willie X
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