I am planning to try to straighten the seconds hand pivot on a Howard N size using a method De Carle recommends, involving drawing the pivot straight with "warm" pliers. Has anyone tried this? Any advice on how "warm" the pliers should be? Seems to me the purpose is to bring down the hardness of the pivot, so they should be quite hot. I have a spare part, so this is just a learning experience. Thanks.
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