(Topic ID: 122458)

Coil sleeves - can you buy long and trim down?


By EvanDickson

5 years ago



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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by ForceFlow
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    #1 5 years ago

    I want to try to tweak some of my flippers. A few are getting weak and dirty. I figure coil sleeves and flipper bushings are in order. Do I have to measure all the existing sleeves, or can I save time by buying the longest sleeves and trimming them down to size as needed?

    #2 5 years ago

    yes, you can trim them down...

    it is much easier just to get the correct sleeves...

    most of us have a small collection (ok, maybe not so small in some cases) of various sizes of sleeve... they aren't bad things to have around...

    #3 5 years ago

    If I need to trim one down to size I use an old plunger and insert it into the sleeve, cut to size with an exacto knife and file trimmed edged to smooth again.

    #4 5 years ago
    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    I want to try to tweak some of my flippers. A few are getting weak and dirty. I figure coil sleeves and flipper bushings are in order. Do I have to measure all the existing sleeves, or can I save time by buying the longest sleeves and trimming them down to size as needed?

    I do it all the time by inserting a wood dowl into the coil sleeve and then using a small pocket sized Pipe cutter that you can get at any home depot.

    One like this http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-Junior-Tube-Cutter-HDX003/204218579

    Makes perfect coil sleeve cuts every time.

    #5 5 years ago

    PBResource has a chart with part numbers, if that helps: http://www.pbresource.com/coilsleeve.html

    Quoted from Eddie:

    I do it all the time by inserting a wood dowl into the coil sleeve and then using a small pocket sized Pipe cutter that you can get at any home depot.
    One like this http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-Junior-Tube-Cutter-HDX003/204218579
    Makes perfect coil sleeve cuts every time.

    Clever approach!

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