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  1. #1
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    Holding shock shafts with side cutters?

    Isn't it a bit brutal to recommend cutters to hold shock shafts? Even on the end of shaft.



    It quickly caught my attention in the Summit manual while I was skimming through it to get to the TQi settings to configure knob for throttle adjustment.

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    Haha what the heck!? Pretty bizzarre seeing that you do need quite a bit of force too! The fact that it says it twice there is what proves it's not accidental either.

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    The reason they recommend side cutters is because once you take the snap ring off there is a grove to put the cutters in. Plus it doesn't take a lot of pressure......the lock nut is small and doesn't take a lot to get it off.
    SUMMIT, SUMVO, ERBE, EMAXX & REVO 3.3

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    But yes it does sound very odd to recommend holding them with side cutters!!!!!!!
    SUMMIT, SUMVO, ERBE, EMAXX & REVO 3.3

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    Yeah, I use needlenose pliers with a soft tissue paper to protect the shaft... I never marked or ruined a shaft this way...
    200, 202, 420, humor 404, 301 to rc10talk, 410.

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    I use them. That part of the shaft doesn't go into the shock body anyways so it doesn't matter if its scratched.
    Xerun 150A 2200kv ERBE
    Dewalt 14.4v Summit

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