Which tool for moving tiny trim pots..?

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Which tool for moving tiny trim pots..?

Post by bemushroomed » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:52 pm

Like this one on the SY0.5 eurorack module:

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I've manged to move such pots on the x0x heart, but they were much looser as i recall it, i just used this tiny screw driver (for watches and whatever its for). Does not work here.. Maybe there's a specific tool to turn these things, im not a DIY guy.

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Re: Which tool for moving tiny trim pots..?

Post by bemushroomed » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:13 pm

never mind, i found another tiny screw driver, this one worked better (standard, non star shaped, whatever its called in english lol)

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Re: Which tool for moving tiny trim pots..?

Post by cackland » Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:32 pm

Deleted. Misread and thought you said re-moving instead of 'moving'.

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Re: Which tool for moving tiny trim pots..?

Post by bemushroomed » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:56 pm

cackland wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:32 pm
Deleted. Misread and thought you said re-moving instead of 'moving'.
no problem.

is there a specific tool you DIY'ers use for this though (to turn these things)? just a tiny screw driver?

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Re: Which tool for moving tiny trim pots..?

Post by gbiz » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:19 pm

bemushroomed wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:56 pm

is there a specific tool you DIY'ers use for this though (to turn these things)? just a tiny screw driver?
You need a "trimmer adjustment tool". eg https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/trimmer- ... s/8524614/
One end is a regular screwdriver blade, the other end has a recessed blade, great for use with regular multi-turn trimmers as it's less likely to slip off.

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Re: Which tool for moving tiny trim pots..?

Post by cackland » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:36 pm

A Phillips head screw driver with the appropriate bit works for me.

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Re: Which tool for moving tiny trim pots..?

Post by bemushroomed » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:07 pm

cackland wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:36 pm
A Phillips head screw driver with the appropriate bit works for me.
gbiz wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:19 pm

You need a "trimmer adjustment tool". eg https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/trimmer- ... s/8524614/
One end is a regular screwdriver blade, the other end has a recessed blade, great for use with regular multi-turn trimmers as it's less likely to slip off.
Good to know, thanks!

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