String Ferrules

thumb55

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I have a set of 5/16" string ferrules.  Should I widen my string through holes on the back or will they tap into place without damaging the finish?
 

mayfly

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Neither.  Use the soldering iron trick.  Heat them up with a hot iron for 20 seconds or so, place them with pliers, then push them in with a phillips screwdriver.  They'll just go in... and stay in.  :icon_thumright:

Do every second one so you don't get heat build up in one spot.
 

thumb55

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no matter what I do I can't get this to work.  I even used a 5/16" drill bit and reamed the holes.  How hot do you have to get the ferrules?
 

mayfly

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hmmm - not that hot actually.  They are too hot to touch, but certainly not solder melting hot.
 

thumb55

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had to use the rubber hammer...it's done...but it was kinda scary.

I'd get it hot and push it into place with a phillips head screwdriver, then tap it with a rubber mallet. reheat it and keep going.

it's done anyway.
 
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