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My tool doesn't fit

Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:11 am

I guess I could have found a better name for the subject line, but here goes.

This modern tool does not fit the older valves. The prongs need to be spaced further apart. Where can I find the proper sized tool?

(And yes I know I could file this one down, but I'd rather have the right tool for the right job).

Thanks, Mark.
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Re: My tool doesn't fit

Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:56 am

The fastest would be to take an old screwdriver and your dremel tool and fabricate one. At least that's what I did.
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Re: My tool doesn't fit

Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:15 pm

Most of my regulator and valve tools are home made.
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Re: My tool doesn't fit

Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:29 pm

Thanks for the input. I guess I know the direction to go in now. Gonna fire up the old Dremmel grinder. Mark.
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Re: My tool doesn't fit

Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:47 pm

I've had that problem, so I just make my own by modifying other objects.

The larger handheld was modified from a special tool with a wide flat blade, and the other began life as a 3/8" socket before a Dremel Tool with cutting wheel got after it. The working tabs look a little flimsy, but due to fitting properly and being made from hardened steel it will remove a really stubborn nut when you turn it with a ratchet or breakover. Best way to get a perfect fit and prevent damaging the valve nuts is to make it yourself - cut a little at a time and keep trying it until it fits just right.
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Re: My tool doesn't fit

Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:55 am

I like to do my own regulators too and when working on my older models sometimes I get stuck on how to open things.
Most of the time making something to get the job done works fine but sometimes it does not.

I am just a little bit technical and do not have a proper workshop so most of the time I am looking on Ebay to find my tools
Here in europe I found two places:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/taucherwerkstatt/
http://www.scubaservicetools.com

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Re: My tool doesn't fit

Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:07 am

bubelicious wrote:I like to do my own regulators too and when working on my older models sometimes I get stuck on how to open things.
Most of the time making something to get the job done works fine but sometimes it does not.

I am just a little bit technical and do not have a proper workshop so most of the time I am looking on Ebay to find my tools
Here in europe I found two places:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/taucherwerkstatt/
http://www.scubaservicetools.com

Marc
Welcome Marc, and thank you for the information. Mark
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