Sometimes it's the tiniest issues that need addressing. We go through a lot of IC's at oomlout HQ and every time we opened a new tube we were having trouble popping out the little plastic pin at the end.
Fingers, pliers, teeth none of them really worked.
To address this we designed ourselves a super simple little tool. We have one placed everywhere pin popping is required and we've never been happier (well we've been happier but we've never been able to pop IC tube pins easier)
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