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Happened to be given a springbar tool for drilled lugs to try out and review, have been chatting with the maker and having suggested the possible addition of fork tools for standard bracelet lugs also, (like the expensive Bergeon tool), he's going to look into incorporating that.
Link to review here for those interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSutgRceWIk&t=35s 

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6 hours ago, oldhippy said:

Never needed such a gimmicky tool. I used an old screwdriver with a blunt end, a case knife and an old screwdriver with a blade end. 

Me either until I tried it. Like I say in the video and as I've said many times when I was a working mechanic.

Can you get by without? Yes.

Does it make the job easier? Yes.

The amount of modified 'special' tools for one off mechanic jobs in my tool box have saved countless hours of swearing and frustration.

The watch I demonstrate on has the tightest fitting solid end links I've ever encountered. Very well machined and zero wiggle which makes using a spring bar tool to remove a real fiddle.

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4 hours ago, JBerry said:

Nice idea, seems a bit fiddly to keep the pins parallel to each other though

If the springbar ends were flush with the case sides it would be but once located into the holes it's locked in place.

He's looking into adding fork tip tools in addition to allow opening non drilled lug spring bars in addition which I think will make this a very handy tool to have.

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On 11/29/2019 at 6:42 AM, m1ks said:

have been chatting with the maker and having suggested the possible addition of fork tools for standard bracelet lugs also, (like the expensive Bergeon tool), he's going to look into incorporating that.

That is a good idea, but affordable alternatives are already available. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33037218060.html

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