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Old 03-29-2011, 07:25 AM
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I got a question, as dumb as it may seem ....

When a person builds shocks for their RC car and you are putting the ends on the shock shafts, what is a good way to hold the shafts so not to mark or put gouges on them when tightning the shock ends on?
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They make a pliers just for that task but you can wrap the teeth of the pliers with a good amount of duct tape
this should keep your shock shafts from getting scrached
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I've used the pliers for that, and haven't had much luck (maybe the type I used isn't great?).

For me, I put the shock shaft in a table-mounted vice, but have a towel/rag around the shaft to protect it. I just don't go nuts on the vice and over-tighten. It's a great solution for me, but not everyone has a vice.

I like the duct taped pliers idea.
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ORIGINAL: pigpen1

They make a pliers just for that task but you can wrap the teeth of the pliers with a good amount of duct tape
this should keep your shock shafts from getting scrached
Do you have a link to those pliers you mention?
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This is just one ...you can google it for more...http://www.redrc.net/2009/08/km-raci...utch-nut-tool/
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The pliers I use: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...lver-Gun-Metal

Here's a great way to do it without needing special pliers:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rixBJu93Qyw[/youtube]
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Default RE: Shock Building Question

Hey thanks guys...those look like what I was needing however, after taking a look see on those I have came to the conclusion that my wire strippers I have would work within the same principle...would just have to use the non-sharpened ends or use a old pair and smooth out the cutting edges with a dremel...
I now have the "I should of" thought about that one...lol!

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