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matelot
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:39 pm
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I'm managing with radio pliers, but obviously they're not the best. And searches across the net show Align pliers to be wanting, and many others flimsy etc.

Any current recommendations for ball link pliers? Balls on the Tarot are 4.7mm.

Are these still recommended (by Tombo) from a 2009 thread?:
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ball-joint-pliers-for-diy-r-c-model-making-and-repair-15587
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:05 am
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I would have though Align tools would have OK. Any way here are some links, not sure of the quality though.

http://www.sussex-model-centre.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=32399 £7.48

http://www.buzzflyer.co.uk/RC-Helicopter-Accessories/Tools/Ball-Link-Pliers/p-90-102-644/ £9.95

http://www.rcmods.co.uk £9.99

http://www.align-trex.co.uk/ball-link-plier-k10338a-p-828.html £12.16

http://rc4me.nl/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=41&products_id=779 14.95 EUR

http://www.heliguy.com/Extras/RC-Helicopter-Tools/Deluxe-Ball-Link-Pliers/ £14.99
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:00 am
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I can't ever get the damn things to work. I've got a pair but they are useless.

Maybe I need to go to plier school.

Jack
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:12 pm
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Well that link is still valid, but here's a better one. (I'm using these now.)

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__11457__Straight_ball_link_pliers_5mm.html $3.99 USD

The 5mm is the plier size and works perfectly with a 4.7mm ball joint. No good on original Blade 400 balls, they've only got little ones! Laughing

We'll see if can solve your pliers problem on the next Skype Jack.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:26 pm
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Looking forward to that Tom.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:57 am
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tombo242 wrote:
Well that link is still valid, but here's a better one. (I'm using these now.)

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__11457__Straight_ball_link_pliers_5mm.html $3.99 USD

The 5mm is the plier size and works perfectly with a 4.7mm ball joint. No good on original Blade 400 balls, they've only got little ones! Laughing

We'll see if can solve your pliers problem on the next Skype Jack.
Tom.


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__9801__Curved_ball_link_pliers_5mm.html


I can only add that the bent nose are perhaps even more handy. I have both sets from HK and love them. I use the bent about 60% of the time.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:25 pm
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Bent ones ordered - and other bits. Should have arrived by the time we get back from England.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:34 pm
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I know this t be an old thread ... but I have a set of Ball Link Pliers that have a tapered inset into one side of the heads ... the pliers are then angled so that the opposite pin pushes the ball through ... they work fine .. were of Ebay for about $5 ... I've had them for about 3yrs now ... still as good today as then.
The actual heads are at angle to main body to clear gear when in use.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:42 pm
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I know this t be an old thread ... but I have a set of Ball Link Pliers that have a tapered inset into one side of the heads ... the pliers are then angled so that the opposite pin pushes the ball through ... they work fine .. were of Ebay for about $5 ... I've had them for about 3yrs now ... still as good today as then.
The actual heads are at angle to main body to clear gear when in use.

Nigel
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:54 am
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I think the JR ones are the best but they are pricey......
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