Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Round Rock, TX, USA
To put the clip on
There's a pin (pivot) and "c-clip" (the small flat metal part) retainer.
Use eye protection!
The clip is very strong spring steel. To reinstall, make sure the parts are clean and lubed. Start to push on the clip with your fingers in the thin groove in the pin, then use a pair of "needle nose" or channel-lock adjustable plier (not the vise type), to span the clip and pin at the widest point. As you squeeze the plier, the clip will slide in the groove and seat in the slot.
Be sure you keep the plier in correct position so that the clip slides "parallel" in the groove or it will bend or come out with very high velocity and disappear into the dark dimension where all "lost parts" go.
NOTE: another trick is to cover the area with a plastic bag or other transparent plastic. That way you can watch as you squeeze the clip and see what you are doing. That way, if the clip slips off the bag should contain it.
NOTE2: Using the plastic bag trick, you can use the tool on the outside of the bag.. yes, it will damage the bag... but that's no biggie.
hope this helps...remember.. be careful!
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