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My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle


Lester Breuer
 

Many have found the nozzle does close on some of the super glues as once in a while on the Zap I use.  I would like to share a tool I made to clear the nozzle.  It is a dental pick with a straightened end.  The dental pick came from one of the tool venders at a train show.  Works great for me without ruining nozzle.

Lester Breuer


Bill Welch
 

Another source of Dental tools is your Dentist, just ask to see their broken tools the next time you are there. Great price.

Bill Welch


Mont Switzer
 

Bill is correct, just ask you dentist.  I asked my dentist and he gave me a hand full of various picks he no longer used.  I was afraid to ask how he managed to break the ends off of a couple of them.

You can grind the broken tips into specific shapes that meet your needs.

While waiting for a crown which my dentist makes "while you wait" I got to see the machine that does this.  Looks like "rapid prototyping" to me.  I had a lot to think about during the remainder of my visit.  

Mont Switzer

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Another source of Dental tools is your Dentist, just ask to see their broken tools the next time you are there. Great price.

Bill Welch


Donald B. Valentine
 

Can this not be done with a ladies common sewing pin or a needle with the one end pushed into a cork for grip?

Cordially, Don Valentine


Richard Townsend
 

Agreed. I've got more dental picks of more kinds than I can begin to describe. 

Also, your doctor can be a source of tools. In some circumstances they just throw away tools rather than go to the cost of sterilizing them. I've gotten hemostats, forceps, and scissors that way. Their quality isn't high but for most procedures they get the job done. I just ask if they're throwing the instruments away. If they are they give them to me. My dermatologist is great for this. I suspect they believe I'm using the hemostats for, um, off-label uses, but they make great clamps. 

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Another source of Dental tools is your Dentist, just ask to see their broken tools the next time you are there. Great price.

Bill Welch


Lester Breuer
 

Donald yes it can, just my way of doing it as the dental pick is much stiffer than a pin or needle.  And, when you have a good number supplied by my dentist ( years back), as Bill mentioned,  you look for ways to use them.

Lester Breuer


Bob Chaparro
 

Probes used by biology students also work to unclog super glue nozzles.
These are available very cheap on Amazon.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Robert J Miller CFA
 

You can open the tip with virtually anything with a sharp point – even a dull one. I’ve used the T-pins from Plano Model works etched parts kits and a drill bit with a broken tip.

 

Besides the tip, one needs to check the sides of the tip for runoff.

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald B. Valentine via groups.io
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Can this not be done with a ladies common sewing pin or a needle with the one end pushed into a cork for grip?

 

Cordially, Don Valentine