tool for installing pin in PCB extractors?

Eric Smith spacewar at
Sun Oct 25 00:52:33 CDT 2015

On Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 11:20 PM, Chuck Guzis <cclist at> wrote:
> There are expensive tools for the purpose, but I've always just used a pair
> of long-nose pliers to compress the end of the spring pin slightly to get it
> started, then drive it home with a soft-faced mallet.  Make sure that the
> body of the extractor is supported.

Sounds easy. I'll give it a try. Thanks!

I found an insertion tool from B & M Machine Co. for $58.90:
but if your technique works for me, I'd just as soon not spend the $58.90.

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