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Somewhere I've seen a tool for pulling hammers off locks when dissembling the lock. It is sort of a pincher thing that is tighted by a screw to wedge under the hammer and pop it loose. Is anyone familiar with this? Know where i can get one? Can't find one at Track.
 

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For the price of that puller, I will continue to use the tried & true method. Strip the lock to everything but the hammer & tumbler. Then put the lock plate with the tumbler between the jaws of my little bench vise loosely and take a flat nosed drift that fits the hammer shaft and a few light taps and the hammer pops right off.
 
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I considered the vise method but with my luck the tumbler would wind up bouncing around the floor and skittering away somewhere. I thought a hammer puller might help. Ill ponder it a bit. I can't risk loosing anything I'm working with an old Dixie lock kit no longer in production.
 

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I considered the vise method but with my luck the tumbler would wind up bouncing around the floor and skittering away somewhere. I thought a hammer puller might help. Ill ponder it a bit. I can't risk loosing anything I'm working with an old Dixie lock kit no longer in production.
Consider taping a rag or bag under the lock to catch the tumbler.

I can see the puller damaging the threads in the end of the tumbler.:eek:
 

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'morning,

Check your local auto parts stores, there are a variety of pullers (similar to the one linked above) and find the one that is the best size for what you need. As much as I dislike them, Harbor Freight may even have a multi-pack available at disposable prices.

Mike
 

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You all are surely complicating a very simple operation;

Here is my hammer removal tool, the tumbler drops neatly into the hole, I put a correct size punch on the square part of the tumbler. I had to mark it as to what it is to keep from throwing it away when I clean off my workbench. If the hole wasn't facing up I assumed it was just another piece of scrap and into the burn pile it went. I used a forstner bit to drill the hole.
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This one went to the burn pile during a cleanup.

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I have two plastic bench blocks. I place the stripped down lock plate on the two blocks with the tumbler in between them. Then I carefully place a punch into the center of the screw hole of the tumbler, being careful to avoid the threads. Then tap on the punch until the tumbler falls onto the work bench. Works every time. No tumbler threads were harmed with this method.
 
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You all are surely complicating a very simple operation;

Here is my hammer removal tool, the tumbler drops neatly into the hole, I put a correct size punch on the square part of the tumbler. I had to mark it as to what it is to keep from throwing it away when I clean off my workbench. If the hole wasn't facing up I assumed it was just another piece of scrap and into the burn pile it went. I used a forstner bit to drill the hole.
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This one went to the burn pile during a cleanup.

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After giving it some thought i came up with the block idea. Simplicity is perfection. I did see a specialist tool somewher recently, i just can't remember where.
 

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I made one for when I only need to remove a hammer/cock. It is a wedge fork like the automotive pitman arm fork only in miniature. I always pad the lock plate to prevent scratching it.
 

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For my percussions I wiggle and tap the hammer first- when that doesn’t work I put the hammer in a padded vice and using a brass punch tap it out. Haven’t had to put much into it so the lock pops off the hammer pretty easily.
 

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L&R lock company has them. Works great.
 
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