"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Bill, November 21, 2011, 05:52:50 PM
Quote from: wds on April 17, 2013, 12:23:42 PMI recently tried to buy an authentic Western Electric E1 wrench from Ebay, and the price came close to $100 - can't remember the exact price. And that was for qty 1.
Quote from: kleenax on April 17, 2013, 12:41:39 PMJust be very careful when using these "original type" pin-style E1 tools. If the handset is corroded and stuck, the pins will slip out of the holes while under pressure and put a BIG scratch (or worse) on your (previously) nice-looking E1!If it feels like the E1 component won't come apart peacefully, work some penetrating oil in there around the aluminum threads and wait awhile; you then might be able to get it to turn.It was for this reason that I searched out the little Sloan strap wrenches: for when these E1 handset tools wouldn't work.
Quote from: email@example.com on April 17, 2013, 01:12:21 PMThat "doo-dad" is probably (I did not see the eBay listing) the wrench locking device. When it is slipped tight, the pins should not slip out as described by kleenax.Chuck