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Knurled nut driver?

Post by LektroiD » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:27 am

I have been wondering if there is such a thing as a driver for knurled nuts that you get on 3.5mm jack sockets? I see there are slots on either side of the nut, but not sure if there's a dedicated tool available to tighten them?

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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:14 am

Yes there is! :tu: If you just do a Google search on your subject title you will find them. 8-)

Here's a couple threads on Muff's:
viewtopic.php?t=77539

viewtopic.php?t=114781

Check out the Exploding Shed nut driver set. Currently out of stock but maybe write and ask when they will be in stock again?
https://www.exploding-shed.com/shop-catalogue/various/
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Post by fuzzbass » Thu May 02, 2019 12:20 pm

Xicon 382-0006 is the red handled one you see pics of when you search. Natch - 0 stock currently at Mouser. If you go this way know that you will have to file down the teeth quite a bit before this works with typical 3.5mm knurled nuts.

I have one and will never part with it.
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Post by joem » Thu May 02, 2019 2:43 pm

I have one of the Exploding Shed ones and I love it. I highly recommend it.

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Post by devinw1 » Thu May 02, 2019 4:52 pm

This place says they have 6 in stock:

https://www.peawo.com/Xicon/382-0006--96043574.html

It's in the US.

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Post by solaranus » Sat May 11, 2019 7:29 am

Heads up everyone, the knurled nut tool from Exploding Shed is available again.

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Post by moogah » Sat May 11, 2019 8:20 pm

solaranus wrote:Heads up everyone, the knurled nut tool from Exploding Shed is available again.
Is it? Webpage shows out of stock for me.

Edit: nevermind me, I was looking at the 4 part set, the driver for thonkikon's are in stock.

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Post by retoid » Wed May 15, 2019 9:57 pm

Dang, those sold out fast.

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Post by devinw1 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:26 am

Jeez, did they make like 2 sets or what? Lol.

There's got to be a more reliable source for something like this.!

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Post by retoid » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:26 am

I was able to finally get a hold of the toolset from Exploding Shed, they are very handy to have and work well. I really wish there was a better source for getting these and in the US.

Anybody have a 3D printer and willing to make something like these? I imagine anybody doing DIY eurorack stuff would benefit from these tools.

I was contemplating buying several sets of these and bringing them to the US but it seems only small batches are made at a time.

Bummer!

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Post by Altitude909 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:02 pm

devinw1 wrote:Jeez, did they make like 2 sets or what? Lol.

There's got to be a more reliable source for something like this.!
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Xi ... fFTqj%252B

But again, those are made for Kobiconn nuts and need to be thinned down for Qing Pu

(420 is the country code for Czech Republic btw)

Honestly though, if you have a CNC shop that will knurl and mill the keys, I'll drop ship you tubing thats the right diameter/wall

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Post by wendallsan » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:08 pm

Mouser's Xicon 382-0006 works great after about 5 seconds with a Dremel tool thinning the studs on it so they'll fit in the knurled nut slots. Or 10 minutes with a file. Well worth the expense and time.
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Post by secrethero303 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:06 am

retoid wrote:I was able to finally get a hold of the toolset from Exploding Shed, they are very handy to have and work well. I really wish there was a better source for getting these and in the US.

Anybody have a 3D printer and willing to make something like these? I imagine anybody doing DIY eurorack stuff would benefit from these tools.

I was contemplating buying several sets of these and bringing them to the US but it seems only small batches are made at a time.

Bummer!
I can second this, the Exploding Shed drivers work great. They were able to send me a couple to the US, but I needed to email them to order, as their site can't handle shipping to the US.

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