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Default Pressing the diode...is there any easy way without a press?

is there any way to make a simple diy press.....anyone know of anything that works decently...i have large vise grips...what should i use?


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Default Re: Pressing the diode...is there any easy way without a press?

a vise and the back end of the module flipped around so the wire hole is against the back of the diode works for starting out
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Default Re: Pressing the diode...is there any easy way without a press?

This is on a dilda...i saw what you are talking about on the regular module though...
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Default Re: Pressing the diode...is there any easy way without a press?

I've heard of guys using small, thin wall tubing that can fit between the press-fit socket and the diode pins. Then use a vise to press. I seem to remember someone saying that they use a piece cut out of a telescoping metal antenna (like on a rc controller)
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Default Re: Pressing the diode...is there any easy way without a press?

I have pressed a lot of them with a air nozzle called a "barb fitting" I got it at Harbor Freight for about a buck, and although I have a vise, it is not always needed. Some like the last LPC I put in just need the pressure I can push down by hand. -Glenn
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I use a 3/16 socket and a piece of antenna
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hey guys, thanks for the advice...i found that a 3/16 barbed plumbing fitting works perfectly!...thanks though!
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i used a drawer in my kitchenn it needs to be 100% horizontal action though ( like pulls out and pushes in) if its that kind of drawer, then pull it abit put ur module between it and close the drawer and ur done easiest way, if you dont have a vice or some sort of tool.
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I heard .22 shell works as well.
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