We've recently grown annoyed with the slightly bow legged stance DIP ICs ship with (it makes inserting them into sockets ever so frustrating). Rather than continue to spend longer than we liked on less than perfect results we decided to make ourselves a little jig to help out.
Simply slide the IC along the channel and the two bearings ensure the ICs pins are bent straight and ready for insertion (we have to thank EMSL for letting us know that these existed ( here ) )
.:Want to Make Your Own:.
Design Files (mechanical reference) (pdf)
Laser Files (cdr)