View Single Post
Old 01-12-2017, 01:43 PM
Reef Runner's Avatar
Reef Runner Reef Runner is offline
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: John H Kerr Reservoir, NC
Posts: 1,365

Yep, I made myself a little tool, to assist with removing those batteries, because it just makes things easier and quicker. There's less chance of slips and drops, which can of course result in a broken battery holder, and all it actually amounts to, is a small wedge, made from some non-metallic material. I keep two around now, one in my "spare battery" pouch, and one that stays on the work bench in my shop, where I usually charge my batteries. Nothing fancy - just functional !

the clothes-pin is just for size comparison
maybe a hint, as to a good place to start
(should you want to make one)
Name:  IMG_0500.jpg
Views: 254
Size:  87.3 KB

I pop out the top battery first (the one that doesn't touch the spring), and the second one is a breeze !
Name:  IMG_0503.jpg
Views: 251
Size:  94.0 KB

After my wooden prototype worked so well, I made myself a couple more out of some scrap nylon
(actually a piece of a cutting board)
Name:  IMG_0506.jpg
Views: 248
Size:  74.9 KB
Both work great !

nick, from North Carolina (a.k.a. Reef Runner)

Fisher F75, Garrett AT Pro, Pro-Pointer, Whites TRX, Jolly Roger Phones, Lesche Digger, 31" Sampson, 31" Relic Hunter, RTG Scoop
Oldest Coin (1910 Barber Dime), Best Find (CW 3-ringer), Strangest Find (Urn Lid)
Clad Count (2152 coins)/($231.50)

Last edited by Reef Runner; 01-13-2017 at 03:02 PM.
Reply With Quote

1 members found this post helpful.