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    Quote Originally Posted by Graybeard96 View Post
    The other day I decidet my several decades old 45 Lyman Lubesizer was due for complete dissembling and cleaning. To avoid damaging/marking the Grease Tube which I wanted to unscrew for cleaning, I wound a bit of electrician Tape around it then fastened a Hose clamp on top of it and now had a perfect gripping surface for my Chanel Pliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac View Post
    Second this. I use them to clean damaged bolt heads and to re-cut slots in worn bolts. Several different shapes are included in each set.

    Have to be picky when it comes to Harbor Freight. But some things they have work well.

    Isaac
    Same here. Extremely useful around the shop

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    early on in this thread was a discussion on tapping. One problem I have had in installing Bomar sights in hard 45ACP slides was breaking 6-48 taps in the slides, happened way to often. I found dental burrs, the 1/16" dia diamond coated long pointed ones in a DREMEL, could cut out the flutes of the tap, enabling the tap removal in pieces. Then punch the remains of the tap out into the firing pin hole.

    Later, I found the best way to install Bomars was to drill out the area for the screw hole with a 1/8" carbide drill, then follow up with a 3/16" end mill (in the milling machine) deep enough for the screw plus a bit. Then make a tight fitting slug up in the lathe, drive it into the hole, and drill and tap it 6-48. A side benefit is the slug cuts into the dovetail for the sight, cutting the slug to allow the sight to fit will lock the slug unto place!

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    I have a box with probably 200 various diamond tool bits from eBay/China. What costs $5 in the hardware store here is about 20 cents from China and often better quality. I have made punches, dies and tools of all types with these things. These diamond coated bits even go through high speed steel easily.
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    I used 3/16" steel rod for my 22 cleaning rod. Drilled and tapped the end to 8-32 and coated it with come clear heat shrink tubing.
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    Being a computer tech, I take laptops apart and they invariably have different types of very small screws. I use an ice cube tray and start putting groups of screws in one opening then the next. That way I can remember where which screw goes where. Have seen computers destroyed by putting a couple of mm too long of a screw in and shorting out on the other side.
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    I use a 10 jewelers loupe on a regular basis. I am a PC technician and had to send pictures of a cracked computer chip to a guy about 6 years ago. I put the loupe over the end of my digital camera and presto. 10x mag on my picture. I have been using that technique and recently I purchased a loupe off eBay (China) for like $1.86 delivered. It was made so that the bezel could unsnap and the lens could come out. After cutting down and gluing it over the lens on my old digital camera, I can snap the lens in and out now. The electronic focus works through the lens giving nice clear photos. You can go to some of my other posts and see some of the pictures that I have posted taken with it. So there you have it. I have a micro camera mod for $1.86.
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    A trick I learned earlier this year is amazing. I had stuck bleeder nipples on my car. I have broken the off before and did not want to have to deal with again. So I scoured the internet for ideas. One was heat up the bolt or screw that is stuck with a propane torch. Doesn't have to be super hot, maybe 500 Fahrenheit or less probably. Then stick a candle right on the joint where it is stuck. Supposedly the capillary action will draw the wax in and it will make the thing able to be unscrewed. I have to say WOW does that work! If you ever had a very tight bolt and thought you were near the breaking point and were starting to sweat....never got to that point. It unscrewed like nothing was wrong. Did 3 nipples like that and a couple of bolts since.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check