(Topic ID: 150153)

How to pull pins out of a row of pins to work on them

By Joker2Wild

4 years ago

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    #42 4 years ago

    I don't like the cart method. It's hard to maneuver in a tight space.

    I've crawled under the game and moved it that way (the floor is carpeted, so dragging is easy). But then I get comfortable and get tempted to take a nap while I'm down there

    I'll probably upgrade to the pin skates at some point if I can find a used set at a lower price.

    #47 4 years ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Force...the cart works great in tight spaces, just a little practice. After my third machine I went right to harbor freight, wasn't going to mess with hurting the machine by dragging or pulling on them. Now I'm at a heavy bakers dozen, best pinball mod purchase to date, my dolly.
    But forceflow, you have 30 machines and no dolly? That hurts my back just thinking about that.

    I have a harbor freight lift cart and the blue harbor freight hand truck. Those two things have worked for me so far for hauling, breakdown, and setup.

    It takes too long to maneuver the cart into place and adjust for balance and clearance issues with the HF cart. When a game is out in the open, that's no problem. When pins packed together in a row, with not even an inch between the backboxes, it doesn't seem like the most efficient way to do it.

    #58 4 years ago
    Quoted from floyd1977:

    I have fake (laminate) hard wood floors, and I have rubber feet on the legs so they don't slide around. When I need to slide one out or move it, I just put a small piece of cardboard under each leg, but that method probably wouldn't work on carpet.

    I use a sheet of cardboard to slide entire games around on carpet and laminate floors (when the games are up on end). I imagine your method would work on carpet as well.

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