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easiest way to pop pcb's out of standoffs
« on: January 19, 2015, 07:42:28 PM »
I recall seeing a plastic tool to easily pop pcb's off stand offs. Can't find them now. Is there something I can manufacture a tool from or is there a method to pop these out? Using thin pliers can be difficult.
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Re: easiest way to pop pcb's out of standoffs
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 08:59:14 PM »
You can buy them but its just a  plastic or brass tube that you push over the standoff and lift the board at the same time.They were included in some older machines. A gutted pen ( just the hollow tube ) is just a little to big but it does work.

They are a few dollars to buy but just as easy to find a tube with the correct diameter that fits over the end.

http://www.pbresource.com/tools.html
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Re: easiest way to pop pcb's out of standoffs
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015, 09:05:04 PM »
I made this for pin removal BUT the same thing applies - get a piece of suitable sized brass tubing from a hobby shop and stick it in a handle:

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Re: easiest way to pop pcb's out of standoffs
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015, 09:52:14 PM »
I made this for pin removal BUT the same thing applies - get a piece of suitable sized brass tubing from a hobby shop and stick it in a handle:



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Re: easiest way to pop pcb's out of standoffs
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015, 04:26:12 PM »
Thanks Nino, will do.
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