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13 Amp plug - easy removal tool.
« on: May 24, 2017, 05:20:12 AM »
This is probably just a UK related issue but the shape of some of my mains plugs makes them rather difficult to grip and remove (especially when having slightly greasy hands). An easy removal device can be purchased but with a laser and some melinex (or similar electrically non-conductive material) they are very easy to make. This little device is easily fitted to the plug and it enables it’s quick and easy removal from any socket (using just one finger if desired).

I have included the .dxf file if anyone wishes to make their own.

Tweakie.

Please take note – when laser cutting anything (particularly plastics) always use adequate fume extraction and take precautions never to inhale any of the vapours or particles produced.

EDIT: Reference to 'electrically non-conductive material' added after Brett kindly pointed out a weakness in my product description (thanks Brett).


« Last Edit: May 25, 2017, 02:48:30 AM by Tweakie.CNC »
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Re: 13 Amp plug - easy removal tool.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 12:02:48 PM »
Nice Tweakie! I know what the locals would say about you if you lived around here. That Tweakie is handy as a side pocket.  ;D

I do not have any melinex but I do have some copper shim stock and a mill. Can I make a US version with those you think?
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Re: 13 Amp plug - easy removal tool.
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 01:57:08 AM »
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I do not have any melinex but I do have some copper shim stock and a mill. Can I make a US version with those you think?

 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: 13 Amp plug - easy removal tool.
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 04:56:59 AM »
I have visiting friends from the Netherlands so now we have another version.

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Re: 13 Amp plug - easy removal tool.
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 09:22:40 AM »
Yes, well I bet they call you side pocket in the Netherlands too then.  ;D
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