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Old 20th Jan 2017, 10:48 am   #41
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I liked the little hook thing he used to reconnect the counterbalance spring, Much better than fingers and a small screwdriver.
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 11:32 am   #42
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Yes, I have one. It's a dental plaque cleaner. Can buy these for 1.99.

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I wanted this model but we ended up at the Co-op department store and bought a DEFIANT on the HP. My mother said she couldn't afford the Dansette and it was this or nothing.
Nothing wrong with a 1963 Defiant record player, it probably sounded better than the Bermuda!
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 12:44 pm   #43
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I liked the little hook thing he used to reconnect the counterbalance spring, Much better than fingers and a small screwdriver.
It's called a spring hook.
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 12:58 pm   #44
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I have two spring hooks, and very useful for jobs like that they are, too. Firms such as CPC, RS, and maybe Rapid, Maplin and others, stock them
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 8:55 pm   #45
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Some spring hooks tools have a traditional hook at one end & an L shaped wire at the other (helps with pushing springs into place).
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 9:42 pm   #46
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Also very useful for getting belts into awkward spaces.
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 9:51 pm   #47
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RS sell (sold?) a set of 5 different spring hooks (2 sizes of conventional hook, an L-shaped one, a reverse hook and a forked thing for torsion springs) that screw into a supplied handle. Also included are 2 extension bars. I have the set in my tookit and it has been very useful over the years.
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Old 20th Jan 2017, 11:18 pm   #48
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Dentist's tools are probably one of the most useful things in my kit. They are particularly useful for cleaning between the tracks on veroboard if you are into home construction. You have to watch for small bits flying off the board though as they are quite springy and can eject them at quite a speed. Maplin do a comprehensive kit of soldering aid tools.
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Old 19th May 2019, 1:15 pm   #49
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Sorry if it's already been mentioned, but James May does an excellent programme in which a chosen item (usually vintage) is completely dismantled, and then he re-assembles it completely from scratch.

A whole interrupted hour of gentle, fascinating viewing! It's TV at it's best, in my opinion.

Not 100% sure, but I think it could be called The Reassembler, or something similar.
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Sorry if it's already been mentioned, but James May does an excellent programme in which a chosen item (usually vintage) is completely dismantled, and then he re-assembles it completely from scratch.

A whole interrupted hour of gentle, fascinating viewing! It's TV at it's best, in my opinion.

Not 100% sure, but I think it could be called The Reassembler, or something similar.
Isn't this programme what this thread was all about

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Old 19th May 2019, 2:12 pm   #51
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It is, but Lancs Lad's post has probably been moved here from another thread, to avoid two similar threads running in parallel.
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Old 19th May 2019, 6:46 pm   #52
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Indeed, it was in the repair shop thread. I've reopened this thread if anyone wants to contribute.
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