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Created On: 2/27/2010 7:39 PM
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 2/27/2010 7:39 PM
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NewParadigm
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Does anybody know how to open a pcgs holder.....without a hammer???



Just opened them..... Jeeezzzz those suckers are like steel!!!! I have a new faith in the quality of the holders
 2/27/2010 7:42 PM
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yep. boltcutters

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 2/27/2010 7:49 PM
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hacksaw, left to right, right accross the label. Then easily pry open.

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Bolt cutters, Vice Grip, Tin Snips, Band Saw...

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 2/27/2010 7:50 PM
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CarlWohlforth
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Dremel Moto-tool.

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BAJJERFAN
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Yes. Use somethin like these rah cheer with the longer the handle the better. Just nip the edge of the slab about half way up.



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 2/27/2010 7:55 PM
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What do they call those snips.....not tin snips....they cut cross-ways....like to cut the barely exposed head of a nail. 2, maybe three snips along the edges and the holder pops open.

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 2/27/2010 8:04 PM
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<< hacksaw, left to right, right accross the label. Then easily pry open. >>



So much for returning the label to PCGS to keep the pop reports coreect.

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BAJJERFAN
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<< What do they call those snips.....not tin snips....they cut cross-ways....like to cut the barely exposed head of a nail. 2, maybe three snips along the edges and the holder pops open. >>



The ones I posted are called end cutting pliers..

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 2/27/2010 8:05 PM
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Bushmaster uses a vice !

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 2/27/2010 8:07 PM
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<< What do they call those snips.....not tin snips....they cut cross-ways....like to cut the barely exposed head of a nail. 2, maybe three snips along the edges and the holder pops open. >>



The ones I posted are called end cutting pliers..
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And the one you posted is the one I had in mind.

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 2/27/2010 8:26 PM
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<<

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<< What do they call those snips.....not tin snips....they cut cross-ways....like to cut the barely exposed head of a nail. 2, maybe three snips along the edges and the holder pops open. >>



The ones I posted are called end cutting pliers..
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And the one you posted is the one I had in mind.
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All great minds think alike eh Bryan?

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 2/27/2010 9:54 PM
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Table mounted vise...

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 2/28/2010 4:37 AM
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Youtube demonstration.

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 2/28/2010 4:39 AM
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 2/28/2010 4:41 AM
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 2/28/2010 4:42 AM
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<< Table mounted vise... >>


Agree. Wrap it in a towel first in case there are flying shards of plastic and then squeeze slowlt while listening for a pop. Turn the slab 90 degrees and repeat.
 2/28/2010 4:44 AM
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 2/28/2010 5:19 AM
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ricko
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The Dremel tool with a very fine SS grind head, along the seam, works perfectly, with no damages. Cheers, RickO
 2/28/2010 5:29 AM
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I use a pair of Tile Nippers, they are made for tile but they work very well on plastic.......

I also wear a pair of saftey glasses and leather gloves, the plastic likes to shoot everywhere and is sometimes sharp after broken.




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