(Topic ID: 240990)

Special pliers for extracting lamps from EM head


By wrd1972

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    Trying to extract lamps from those tiny pockets in the EM head is super freaking frustrating. Is there a special pliers that can properly grip the bulb and make it easier? Or is there another trick other than using needle nose pliers?

    Thanks

    #2 3 months ago

    I use a short length of clear plastic hose. I believe it is 3/8 inner diameter. Shove it over the bulb then push and twist.

    Works to install bulbs too

    #3 3 months ago

    I use a shooter rod rubber tip, works great for installing and removing those lamps.

    #4 3 months ago

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    #5 3 months ago

    In a pinch get some of your kids tops of the paper color highlighters. Found that two of the most common brands fit all bulbs and work.

    #6 3 months ago

    I use a pencil eraser!

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    #8 3 months ago

    Great ideas. Thanks a bunch all.

    #9 3 months ago
    #10 3 months ago

    A lot of brilliant ideas here! I've used rubber gloves, but the hose/shooter tip ideas are way better.

    #11 3 months ago

    Shooter rubber tip did the trick very nicely.
    Thanks

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