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    Default Switching Tail Button?

    If I wanted to switch the clicky button for a different one, what is the best tool to remove the retaining ring?

    The HDS website says to use a pin wrench, but I'm not sure exactly the right type/size to use.

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    Default Re: Switching Tail Button?

    I use pointy nose pliers, people recommend snap ring pliers also.
    You can see in the picture that there's four indents on the inside edge of the ring. You just have to wedge the tips of the tool in an opposing pair and twist anticlockwise.


    It's a very easy process. In a pinch you could use a pair of scissors, if both the tips are pointed.
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    Default Re: Switching Tail Button?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spyder333 View Post
    If I wanted to switch the clicky button for a different one, what is the best tool to remove the retaining ring?

    The HDS website says to use a pin wrench, but I'm not sure exactly the right type/size to use.
    If you live in the States, just use a nickel. Perfect tool for the job. I keep one in my parts bin. It's the cheapest HDS accessory by far. Lol
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    Default Switching Tail Button?

    A dime works too if you feel like dropping a little more cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slumber Pass View Post
    A dime works too if you feel like dropping a little more cash.
    Oh, I see you're a high roller. Well, some of us have bills to pay and need to curtail excess spending. That's why I prefer the Executive over the rotary. Why pay $324 for a flashlight when you can get away with paying only $296?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Modernflame View Post
    Oh, I see you're a high roller. Well, some of us have bills to pay and need to curtail excess spending. That's why I prefer the Executive over the rotary. Why pay $324 for a flashlight when you can get away with paying only $296?
    Shush.....they'll raise the price.

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