- Nov 2, 2009
Look at my last PM to you ROB! :beer:
Spanner wrench, eh?Here's a tool that I don't remember seeing on this list (correct me if I'm wrong) but, if you are REALLY into DIY lasers, & like to assemble them from the ground up, this tool makes the removal of various lens assys. very simple & very easy. It's called a spanner wrench. Here's a copy/paste photo of one that's similar to the one I have.
All you have to do is adjust the spanner to fit in the two holes that are usually in the retaining ring for the lens assy. Then insert the two tapered "fingers" into the adjustment holes. Set up like this, you are then able to screw or un-screw the retaining ring, to set or remove the ring on the lens assy. nice & neat, with no threat of slippage, or possible lens damage from trying to use two jewelers srewdrivers, hold them both at the same time, & exert a torque motion to remove the ring. This tool will save the cosmetic appearance of your host, not damage the lens, & prevent your fingers from being punctured when one of the jewelers screwdrivers slips out of the hole it's in (which is what will invariably happen................Money well spent !!!!