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Cool tool for removing knobs

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JohnnyPustular, Sep 9, 2017.


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  1. This morning I was struggling to get the push-on knobs off my bass, so I went out to my garage for tool inspiration. The trick, of course, is finding a tool that won't leave a mark on the paint or knob itself. In desperation, I stumbled from my woodworking tools to my auto repair tools and found exactly what I was looking for! This tool is called a 'spark plug puller' and works like a charm. It gives you great grip on the two sides of the knob and is rubber coated as to not mar the surface. If I recall, they are pretty cheap at Amazon and/or your local auto parts shop.

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  2. Might want to double check your attachments.
     
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  3. Thanks ddnidd1!
     
  4. BossOnBass

    BossOnBass

    Aug 11, 2012
    Great suggestion. Was just postulating how to get some push-on knobs off without scratching the surface. Thanks.
     
  5. 202dy

    202dy Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2006
    Two:

    Screwdrivers, spoons, chisels, forks, knives, thin bars of steel, or insert suggestion here resting on two non-marring pads.

    Or you could purchase or build a knob puller.



    It is better to lift from the bottom and move the knob straight up the knurled shaft. It is easy to bend the shaft when pulling with pliers-like devices. That doesn't make anyone happy.
     
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