Need snapring pliers for removing convoy retaining rings

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Need snapring pliers for removing convoy retaining rings

Hello

Can anyone tell me where I can buy, in the UK, a pair of snapring pliers with tips small enough to unscrew a convoy retaining ring from the driver pill?

I’ve scoured amazon but most of them don’t indicate tip size. Tried B&Q, they had nothing below about 2mm. Even just know what tip size I need would be handy, is 1mm small enough or does it need to be thinner?

Much thanks

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You can try a lens ring spanner (example ) I know my example is from US Amazon, but maybe you can find something similar in the UK

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I just use a small pair of needle nose pliers like these . They work with almost all my lights.

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Just use the normal pliers for snapring, use the angle grinder to make the point shallower,that’s how I’ve done mine

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If you have tweezers try them. If the ring is not to tight they will work.

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Tweezers don’t work, they just bend. The rings are really right.

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I have snap ring pliers, but find that needle nose pliers just work better most of time.

For retaining rings where the hole isn’t big enough I just drill it bigger with a pin vise drill.

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I can’t find any needle nose pliers or snap ring pliers that have a small enough tip. Don’t have an angle grinder.

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Do you have a pin vise drill? You can probably buy one from Amazon for $10.

There’s actually a tool that’s better than snap ring pliers for opening these. I don’t know what it’s called though. It looks like a bar with 2 parallel arms sticking out. One of the arms can be moved back and forth along the bar. The tip of each arm has the pins in it.

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That sounds interesting, anyone know what it’s called?

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I use a cheap set of bead pliers from a craft store. You can sharpen the tips if need be.

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Could try this – Neewer® Professional Flat and Pointed Tips DSLR Camera Lens Spanner Wrench Repairing Opening Tool for Most Cameras https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00J5F6O92/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CT4CB...

I just use a pair of round nose pliers that I’ve filed the ends thinner on

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negev wrote:
That sounds interesting, anyone know what it’s called?

Here you go.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00J5F73GA/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_1?smid=A...

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I use a electrical staple. Ya know, used to staple house wiring. I just bend it to whatever I need and grab the staple with a pair of pliers.

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Awesome thanks!

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You’re over complicating it. Just cross over two small nails

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Funtastic wrote:
You’re over complicating it. Just cross over two small nails

That’s what I’ve always recommended over here. And CRX did.
But I stopped telling that, for apparently people want to buy specific tools for it.
I use an SS nail and an awl that rests with the handle in the palm of my hand.

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I just use an old pair of cheapo tweezers. Do the tweezers get twisted out of shape? Yes. They still do the trick though.

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I use bead pliers and tweezers.

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 circlip / snap ring pliers. size A0.

 

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