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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
PostPosted: Sep Tue 10, 2019 7:59 pm 
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I remember using these as a kid. Found a little box with three different sizes of them - I moved it to my workbench.
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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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would this work for the lazy man?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2Pcs-0-2mm-Wir ... zwankmHMaA

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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Flinx wrote:

Quick answer: no. You won't be able to solder to spring metal easily.

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
PostPosted: Sep Mon 23, 2019 8:31 pm 
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A slight variation of the coiling tool - if you make a tool with 2 parallel pins, one slightly longer than the other, you can insert the lead between them and drive it around to form a good coil. Works well, and does not hurt your fingers :)


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
PostPosted: Sep Mon 23, 2019 10:47 pm 
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Another crazy idea and I like it. Your right about the fingers wrapping a lead around a piece of 18 gauge steel wire.

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
PostPosted: Nov Sat 23, 2019 3:47 pm 
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Why make them when you can buy them ten for $0.29?
Well you could in 1966. :-)
From this 2013 thread,
https://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=216079

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
PostPosted: Dec Fri 06, 2019 2:00 pm 
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Here is mine, makes work fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
PostPosted: Jan Tue 28, 2020 2:20 am 
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Sprague, I think, used to include a couple of those with each replacement capacitor. That is where I first heard the idea.

With the appropriately colored heat shrink, the splice is practically invisible.

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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Hello Everyone,
I still find these very useful and I do have a bunch the original ones to.
I use a jeweler's screw drive to make mine with .
Sincerely Rich


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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I built my quigg tools based on Al Klase’s design:
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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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Very useful information. Thanks to all who added to it. Here is my take on it. I use a drill chuck adapter used on impact drivers that have 1/4" holders rather than a chuck. I put whatever size drill bit or piano wire into the chuck for the post. Then take the wire with a 90 degree bend in the last 1/4 inch and put it in one of the 3 slots between the chuck and wrap the wire. The knurled chuck is large enough to make turning it easy.

You can also use any diameter material you want and wrap piano wire around it to make a spring.

I have this one and one a little larger and use both as a pin vice. My big drill press cannot hold below 1/16 inch bits so I put this into the drill press chuck and use it to hold small bits.


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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Hello Rick,
I need to get a little chuck for my tiny bits like that one you posted .


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
PostPosted: Mar Wed 24, 2021 8:10 pm 
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it's weird, this is the most obvious tool in the world... I hate that it's taken me this long to have one, but glad that I now have one!

The spare xacto handle I have has only one split in the collet, which made centering the hole for the piece of broken drill bit/music wire/safety pin/needle a little difficult to center, but it worked out. I drilled a hole about .032" diameter, and made sure to space apart the two halves of the collet, so that when they close on the mandrel I chose (or smaller one if necessary), they still have some grabbing force. the hole for the lead end is about .040" which easily accommodates up to 20 gauge, and maybe could do 18ga leads. Easy enough to make another of these if I need for bigger lead ends.

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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Just want to thank y’all again for this one. It has come in so handy. Much less stress involved in removing components from unobtainium switch wafers, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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sorry for the question but what is a Quiggle tool. And if I need one where do I get one.

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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jdwhaler wrote:
sorry for the question but what is a Quiggle tool. And if I need one where do I get one.

It's in the first post of this subject. viewtopic.php?f=10&t=79721

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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You can easily make one. The most handy thing!

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own SPLICERS
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Hello anchorman,
yes I use these splices all the time like my Zenith 908 that I am restoring like you said it is great when you don't want to disturb save connects on tube socket .

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