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Technical Nifty new fastener

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by willys36, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. This came in an ad in an ASME tech update email I get every morning. Why didn't I think of this?!


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  2. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,598


    Ok, but how easy will it be to get that pin out when whatever it is needs to be serviced? Seems like one of those manufacturing shortcuts for something never intended to be worked on.
  3. "Speeds assembly times."

    Every single one of those fluid quick connect fittings was designed so a monkey could put them together quickly on an assembly line without leaks or crossed threads and thus eliminating warranty work. Getting them apart is a bitch, corrosion requires replacing expensive parts, and special formed ends for lines are expensive. Your options are replace quick connect fittings with expensive like kind or replace the quick connect with conventional that's impossible to find or custom made and then redesign the system.
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  4. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,864


    Great for my tractor!

  5. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,830


    Does that have a release on the end?
  6. akoutlaw
    Joined: May 13, 2010
    Posts: 828


    I assume the little tit is spring loaded. You push down on it & hold it down while you pull the pin out by the head.
  7. aaggie
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,531


    Might be OK in some places but I could probably buy a lifetime supply of cotter pins to convert my stuff. It's always good to see new stuff though.
  8. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,083


    It looks pretty slick to me (as long as the release mechanism is lubed)
  9. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,674

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    That little push release would get all gunked up and seize, then good luck getting it out :D
    A plain old cotter pin that's been there a long time can be difficult enough.
    A new fangled mouse trap is not always better than the old standby. :)
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  10. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,966

    rusty rocket

    Im with blue one on the thing getting gunked up. I have a convertaball on my pickup you push a pin out to convert from a 1 7/8" ball to a 2". Mine was so gunked up I destroyed a ball getting it off even with antisieze on it.
  11. Can't make an intelligent comment until I can see the "business" end - that which allows removal....
  12. Lets see, possible applications: receiver hitch pin, ramp lock pins and tilt lock pins plus one season of salted roads would be a good test; bet they wouldn't be up for the second season.
  13. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,758

    from oregon

    It does look to be a little more positive than the push button pit pins that just have the one or two leeetle balls.
  14. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,272

    from Wa.St.

    It just doesn't have any real "soul" like a good "traditional" cotter pin..............................................
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  15. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    Unless it rusts in place or the spring fills with dirt and can't be compressed. The spring could rust and lose it's tension so the pin falls out.
  16. I think this is a new solution to a non-existent problem.
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  17. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 9,950


    [​IMG]The one shown at the beginning is meant to be used on permanent installations. This one with a rounded tip is for removable use.
  18. Just think of all the time I used to waste pulling those highly complicated cotter pins.
  19. Jack E/NJ
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
    Posts: 597

    Jack E/NJ
    from NJ

  20. Not even close. This is infinitely superior!!

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  21. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 469


    A lot like the push button, T handle ones used on my wheelie bars, that are 25 years old.
  22. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,262

    Atwater Mike

    Kinda slick. Oh, to remove a few of them just use a telescoping tube (with a 'Tee handle') and slip it over the latch. Now pull the pin.
    IF you really have to use these things... Dzus fasteners are cooler...mmmmm.....

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