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    Ok read about hundred different posts about many ways to remove and re pin scales.. I looked at removing the pins with flush cutter wire cutters, I think I like that idea looked easier and less damaging then the file and drill press and all that.. Here is my question what basic tools do I need.. Flush cutters?? Ball peen hammer what size weight?? I'm thinking about starting with the classic shaving pins and washers.. Want just a very basic inexpensive set up...here are the razors after cleaning with the Drexel some need re pinning others just honing..Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1357080463.608816.jpg
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    You do not need much,3 Oz hammer, a table spoon will work also,flush cutters,pin vise with a 1/16 drill.Some sort of a mini anvil,a carpenters hammer held in a vice will work fine,a Fine file,with the above you can pin with the best of them.
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    Another anvil alternative that I use is clamping a small steel plate to a table, it works pretty well.
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    Pin vise for what ball peen hammer 3. Oz?? I seen larger hammers drilled what is that used for??

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    Here first

    http://straightrazorpalace.com/works...wers-here.html


    Then here

    How to pin / unpin scales:

    Nuts and Bolts and Washers oh my From Microfasteners...

    Advice on Pins

    Razor Peening Tips for Beginners

    How do you pin scales? - Straight Razor Place Forums

    An Illustrated Guide to Un-pinning and Re-pinning

    Flush Cutter - Pin removal method !!!

    Brass & Nickel Silver Rods for pins

    Making Bearing/thrust washers for razors

    Vintage style Thrust/Bearing Internal Washers

    Buffing pins and washers

    Some tricks to popping pins out...

    Sleeving a Pivot Hole:

    The Illustrated Guide to Sleeving an Oversized Pivot...





    Which brings you to this thread

    http://straightrazorpalace.com/works...beginners.html


    Flushcutters are easy but there are tricks to getting them to work easy, simple first step if polishing the bottom to match and not marr the scales..

    Hope that answers your PM Frank. figured it would be better to answer it here in your thread then to just send all the links etc:
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    Looks like searching is your best bet,good luck.

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    Here's my method I use while creating a pin ready for use while peening a razor, there are many other ways you may prefer to use or adopt, this is one of many, I hope you find this of some use to you.

    Jamie.




    Firstly cut the pin slightly longer than the jaw of the grips.


    Now clamp pin in the grips firmly but not so tight as to damage the pin, make sure the bottom of the pin is flush to the bottom of the grips as you don't want the pin to move when you start peening, place washer onto pin.


    Now we can start peening the pin and forming a slight dome, I place my mole grips on a 40lb block of steel which I picked up from my local scrap yard which I use as my anvil..



    Finally the peening finished remove any roughness with some high grit micro mesh buff and polish ready to use for a future restoration.


    Here are a few of my finished pins to give you an example of what kind of finish you can achieve.









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    I think you may crack some scales trying to remove the pins before you become totally proficient so just be prepared for that.

    I just use a small file and file the head until the washer pops off and then use a small cut off nail to push the old pin out.

    Generally, however I prefer to remove pins only if I'm planning to replace the scales which is usually my plan.

    I do it all with just a small ball peen hammer and a regular hammer which I use as an anvil (and the mentioned small file).

    For a drill (I have no drill press) I just use an electric drill. You do need to be very careful to keep the holes lined up properly and perpendicular to the scales.

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