Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

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Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

Postby Niner » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:29 pm

I got the standard Lens Spanner Wrench Repair Tool with the parallel points on one end and equally parallel straight edges on the other. I had seen what looked to be the same tool for sale with ends that bent inward toward each other and couldn't see why a defective tool was being offered. Then I had this battery cap with the point openings too close together for the parallel points on my owned tool. Then the dawning moment came. For $12.95 delivered off of Ebay I got the new brighter idea bent ones to go along with the straight ones. Same company too......Neewer owns the patent apparently.

The battery cap is still stuck on solid. Have to spray it down with more bolt loosener.
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Re: Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:50 am

A short, sharp tap with a lump hammer should do it Robert!! :roll:
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Re: Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

Postby Niner » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:34 am

Duncan, I think I sprayed the darn cap too many times with the blaster bolt loosener. Now I notice residue on the inside of the camera ...including the shutter curtains. Oh well......$10 camera.

I've tried tapping it with various objects. I've tried filing an old screwdriver tip to the width and curve of the slot...and the once as issued coin slot is now buggered. With the new problem of the oily insides it's time to mark this one up to experience of what not to do. :oops:
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Re: Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

Postby Niner Delta » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:52 pm

In my career repairing machinery, I too have..."Fixed it 'till it didn't work at all."....... :cool:

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Re: Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:30 am

You sure it wasn't made in Ireland, it might be a left hand thread :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

Postby Niner » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:47 am

You mean "lefty loosey, Righty Tighty" doesn't work in Ireland? Now you tell me.
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Re: Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

Postby Niner Delta » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:42 pm

I still have a set similar to these left over from my working days, internal and external
c-ring pliers. Although may not be delicate enough for cameras, but I bet they would get your cap loose...... :D


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Re: Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

Postby Niner » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:02 pm

That's pretty neat. Had a discussion on a camera repair page. They made fun of my Chinese tools. Bet they wouldn't make fun of those tools...if the points would go into the tool holes on a camera.
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Re: Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

Postby Niner Delta » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:11 pm

They are to expand or compress c-rings into a groove on a shaft, internally or externally.
If you have ever tried to install a ring without them, you know they are the right tool
for the job..... :mrgreen:


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Re: Tool for tinkering with old cameras.. and some other things

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:41 am

The ones pictured are Chinese and if you want them better buy quickly before Trump put a 1000% tariff on them :roll: :roll:
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