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Old 1st Feb 2004, 9:02 pm   #1
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Default Dial cord re-stringing tips

Hi. To make it easy when re-stringing cord drives for gang and cursors - I found it easy to utilise forceps. These are particulary useful in concealed areas, e.g around tuning spindles where there isn't much room to manouvre (e.g like miniature sets such as the Philips 209U). These tools could be considered as "extra hands".

Also, "Blue Tak" is very handy for temporarily holding down cord on to gang drums as you begin to wind it around its course.

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Mike

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Old 1st Feb 2004, 9:27 pm   #2
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Default Re: Dial cord re-stringing tips

Don't forget the small spring stretching tools from Farnell and others. Excellent for pushing and pulling springs, cords and for looping cord around spindles.
The hooked ones are also good for tracing wires through a chassis.

Good stringing to all
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Old 1st Feb 2004, 10:48 pm   #3
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Default Re: Dial cord re-stringing tips

Hi,

I used to use sellotape or insulating tape to hold the drive cord around the drum.

Another thing I've used helping with drive cord threading is a bent paper clip as a hook for pulling the cord through small spaces, I've bent up longer hooks from 22 gauge wire when needed.

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