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HOW To: Make your Andersen pin easier to insert

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This is the standard pin, it has a very slight and rough 45 degree bevel on the small end:


I used a file and a belt sander to make a nice tapered bullet contour. I polished it with 360 grit sandpaper after reshaping it.


Optional: the holes in the ball mount did not have much of a taper:


I used a 1” drill bit plus tapered polishing stones to open it up and smooth the inside edges where the pin will slide past. You only need to do the left side, the one you normally insert the pin from


Now it slides in with much less fussing and swearing.

John Davies

Spokane WA

Edited by John E Davies
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