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Old 09-10-2014, 10:33 AM #1
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Hi, was just wondering if anyone new whether or not a brass spacer, like this, would be suitable as a pressing tool. I was told that it would be fine by another laser enthusiast (not here) so just wanted to make sure before purchasing and putting it into application.
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Anything with the right diameter will work fine. I used socket wrench bits to press 9mm diodes before I got a lathe.

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Thanks, I thought that the press had to be a specific size to accommodate each diode rather than being able to use 1 for all sizes
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It does have to be a specific size You can't use a 9mm diode press for a 3.8mm diode.
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That's what I was referring to. I know that it is possible to buy individual presses for each size diode so I was wondering if spacer, like what I listed, would be suitable for all.
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Ah, then the answer is no. It's very hard to get an evenly press a diode into a module with a press that is too small, and it's impossible if the press is too large.
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Oh okay so the spacer that I linked wouldn't be suitable then?
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It'll probably work for 5.6mm diodes.
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Flaminpyro sells a nice set of press tools that work really well. I guess he still sells them, I bought a set a few months ago. He also had a stuck module extractor that is real handy, I've used it for about everything except removing a stuck module.
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What type can I use to extract a diode from a heat sink. Sorry for commenting on old post. Please no neg.
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Check out the post right above yours ^^^^^ , no need for ebay or amazon!
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For reasons I don't want to discuss, I can't buy from people on the forum now. Any other offers. Nothing against forum members.
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