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  • What size are the tuning pins ?  No to putting in 3 in 1 , WD 40 etc you will ruin the pinblock . If the block is to be replaced that will not matter too much. You can try using a small butane torch to heat the pin . Be careful using an impact wrench/drill ...

  • Hi Scott, Heat from a torch on the pin might free them up. Doug Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

  • A square socket will be better than a star for staying on the pin - if you can find one that fits whatever tool you have. Tap the pins down with a sledge and punch to break them free. (Support the block while doing so). Apply heat to the pins, ...

  • Hi Scott What size motor is on your drill? I used a horse drill for most of my pin removals, but I recently bought a horse, and it takes out pins with over 180 torque. The other suggestion is a large ratchet wrench with the tuning tip. ...

  • Two suggestions:  Do you have a tuning pin socket that fits on a torque wrench, with the 3/8" square drive?  That will allow you to use a breaker bar, with a pipe on the end of it, if needed, for extra leverage.  Increased risk of pin breakage, of course.  ...

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