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    maitai11
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    Hi Fellas,

    Yeah, so, my Hamilton 992b Railway Special has a bad balance staff. Both pivots are broken. I ordered a new one and it’s coming in later this week.

    I have the roller remover (thanks, Chris,) but I do not have hairspring removal tools…you know, the two small levers that have a ‘v’ cut into the middle, and are curved up so as to put upward pressure on the collet?

    Can I make those easily, or would purchasing them be better?

    I have already viewed part of a vid done by “Bunnspecial” on YouTube, and it looks as though he has a good technique for it. This will be my first friction fit staff replacement!

    Thanks Guys,

    Tim

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    bernie weishapl
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    You can do either or Tim. I bought mine as I am to busy in the shop to be making a whole lot of tools. Just my $1.298.

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    maitai11
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    Thanks Bernie :)

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    gerene
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    @maitai11 wrote:

    Hi Fellas,

    I have the roller remover (thanks, Chris,) but I do not have hairspring removal tools…you know, the two small levers that have a ‘v’ cut into the middle, and are curved up so as to put upward pressure on the collet?

    Can I make those easily, or would purchasing them be better?

    Tim

    You can make the tool Bob describes in his staffing video. I made it, it is not that difficult to do and works really well.

    Jan

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    maitai11
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    Thanks Jan!

    I’ll be diving into that part of the course over the next couple days…and thanks for the reminder!

    Best,

    Tim

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    chris mabbott
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    All the previous suggestions are good advice, just try a method to see what suits you best. I made a couple of brass HS lifters, took about an hour and most of that was filing. It’s not hard to make a set yourself, or you can purchase the Bergeon $85 set which are too thick to fit under the collet :?

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    maitai11
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    Nice Chris!!!

    How about those expensive tools that don’t work!

    Chris, can I trouble you for a few measurements? That would be very helpful.

    Thanks,

    Tim :)

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    chris mabbott
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    I posted a thread on the forum showing one of them, it’s on here somewhere I think.

    I just made it the same diameter as an 18s HS collet, the flat end has to be thin enough to wedge underneath, between collet and arm.. But without bending. I forget the grade of brass rod I used but it was the hardest type they had..
    If you look at the ones they sell, it’s the same design.

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    maitai11
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    Thanks Chris, much obliged :)

    Tim :)

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