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  • #113409
    Chris Bunney
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    Hi all!

    Does anyone know where I can source replacement pins for marking guages (in the UK)?

    Chris - Exeter, UK

    #114194
    Nir
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    Hi Chris
    Why not use simple steel nails?
    They do not bend, very hard (need sharppening on either diamond stones or grinding wheel) and cheep.

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    Hi Chris
    You bin hidding for a time
    The scrib pin in a squar is good or a small drill bit,a peice of hard wire. Or a hobby knife , the point from a compus. Look around in the junk box at home and at work.

    Frankj

    In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.

    #118376
    geoffbutler1
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    Hi Chris
    Have you tried the nails/pins you get in picture hooks, these generally are hardened and make good scribing pins
    Cheers

    #118379
    Chris Bunney
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    Thanks all for the advice. Looks like I can “up-cycle” something from my box of random fixings! I’ve definitely got some old picture hooks lying around, so might try that.

    Thanks!

    Chris - Exeter, UK

    #118655
    Juan-M
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    I also have used the shaft from used-up grinding attachments for my Dremel tool. Once the grinding tip wears out I cut it off and reshape it into a pin. They’re pretty hard but its do-able on diamonds or sandpaper.

    #118690
    robinhc
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    broken drill bit might work well

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

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