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Old 03-06-2016, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sierra transmission retrieval

Have you ever had a Sierra transmission get pushed up just a little-too-far up in the pen barrel? Sometimes I want the transmission to stay in the barrel and apply locktite to make it stay - but it is SUCH A PAIN to get the thing out if it goes in just a little bit too far.

After thinking about how to build a tool that could grab and rescue the trapped transmission (which I may still do) I came up with an interim solution.

I put an old Sierra grip piece into a collet chuck and turned the metal trim ring down with a parting tool. About an eighth of an inch was all I needed, so I turned the metal down to flush with the tube that screws onto the tranny.

That gave me clearance to both grab the tranny and to wiggle it a bit to work it loose, without putting pressure on the barrel material so I could save the pen.




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Old 10-10-2016, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WOW, thanks for this tip. That is exactly what I needed to solve this problem. Now if I had a good solution to prevent this problem. I have used a wood "plug" up in the cap to keep the tranny from going in to far. This works, but there is probably a better solution.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Glue a dowel onto the "non-business end" Chris. NOw you have leverage.

Or, use my Ellipse which completely eliminates this problem.
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