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 Post subject: What’s a good screwdriver for rebuilding an Edison Model C/H
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:55 pm 
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Victor II
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Yesterday I rebuilt my Edison Model C reproducer with new gaskets. After a couple tries, I did manage to figure it out and got it playing decently. While I had no trouble getting the stylus pin out. (Although it was a real pain in the butt to put it back in.) The biggest trouble I had was getting the hinge pin out. Using the smallest Stanley screwdriver I had, and some fussing and cussing I did manage to get it out. Although I ended up doing some damage to the head of the pin in the process. So my question is: What screwdriver do you use or recommend to get the pin out of the hinge block on an Edison model C or H? So the next time I do another Edison reproducer rebuild it won’t be such a headache!


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 Post subject: Re: What’s a good screwdriver for rebuilding an Edison Model
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:39 pm 
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I've never removed a hinge pin from an Edison C/H/K. I remove The stylus bar pin and the limit pin, carefully allowing the stylus bar to pass through the weight, and the weight to hang down from the tube plate. Then I simply rotate the hinge block/weight until the weight separates from the tube plate.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: What’s a good screwdriver for rebuilding an Edison Model
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:19 pm 
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A bit expensive maybe, but worth it!

https://www.amazon.com/Starrett-S555Z-7 ... driver+set

I'm sure eBay has some cheaper options for the same set, just be sure they're new, or like new condition.


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 Post subject: Re: What’s a good screwdriver for rebuilding an Edison Model
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Manufacturer: WIHA

Made in Germany. Flat-head (slot head) sizes: 1.0mm, 1.2mm, 1.5mm, 1.8mm, 2.0mm

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