Is there a tool to undo these knobs?

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Sorr

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I am sure there is a tool to undo the nuts on this TLA?
 

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TwentyTrees

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Yep - in the UK they're known as "nut drivers", and work a bit like a cross between a wrench and a screwdriver. Useful tool. I picked up a set of bits that works with my screwdriver, like this:

Amazon.co.uk
 

totoxraymond

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Generic hexagonal wrench might be too thick to get in there...

I generally use my leatherman or any kind of pliers to grab the nut.

Be gentle and you should be fine.

Thomas
 

Rob Flinn

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I hve nut driver that has been turned down in a lathe for this job, but you could probably achieve the same result using a file. Before that I used to use pointed pliers, but it is possible to damage the nuts because they are brass quite soft.
 

pucho812

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looks like sifam or selco knobs.

one of 2 common tools one should have but does not.

It's a nut driver for these and a collet tool for the smaller knobs. the collet tool can come in different sizes based on the collet size. I made a couple with a dremel and a flat screw driver. it's not proper but I have yet to have any issues there.

collet tool

the nut driver can be found at most hardware stores without issue, just need to know the size. FWIW I have used needle nose pliers in this aplication without major issue but I wouldn't do it on the regular as you can chew up the nut if your not careful.
 

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Could 'dremel' a tool for this from an old IKEA wrench. Takes five minutes.
 

abbey road d enfer

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Sorry! For some reason, the link evaporated...
 

ruffrecords

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Thanks for the link Abbey. I think you posted this over a year ago. I thought they were a very good idea but at the time they were out of stock everywhere. Now they are back in stock so I have ordered a set. :)

Cheers

Ian
 

rock soderstrom

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Thanks for the link Abbey. I think you posted this over a year ago. I thought they were a very good idea but at the time they were out of stock everywhere. Now they are back in stock so I have ordered a set. :)

Cheers

Ian
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