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08-24-2017 08:32 PM  13 months agoPost 1
mjcelli

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Hello:

Just bought the TSA 600N Platinum kit.

Noob question, but is there a simple way to tell which side
the supplied ball links go ? Both openings look the same size on
each side.

Thanks.

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08-24-2017 09:15 PM  13 months agoPost 2
jbjones

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In the 3 TSA models I've built, I have generally tried to keep the TSA logo on the outside (If I'm remembering that correctly).

I'm not sure if that's right or not, but so far I've not had a problem. There's no real definition in the manual, that I remember.

J. B. Jones

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08-24-2017 09:20 PM  13 months agoPost 3
mjcelli

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Thanks for the reply.

Thing is with the links supplied with my kit, "TSA" is on both sides of the links. Manual says nothing about the links, like you stated.

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08-24-2017 09:31 PM  13 months agoPost 4
Pistol Pete

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Need keen eyesight for such but here's a few tricks:

Use clay and press ball link lightly to find which side leaves a bigger circle.

Or a wax candle (not recomemended on wife decorative candles)

Can also use a piece of paper over ball link and rub a pencil to trace it (frottage), like we did with coins when kids.

The eye-o-meter when looking throught hole, if you see a circle within a circle, thats the bigger hole. Like looking throught a long tube or tunnel.

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08-24-2017 09:43 PM  13 months agoPost 5
jbjones

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mjcelli : Thing is with the links supplied with my kit, "TSA" is on both sides of the links.
Yeah, I couldn't remember and was going to edit my post after I got home and checked tonight. Thanks for the update.

Edit: Building a 700E right now; No branding on the links. However, the links on my 700N are branded (same on the crashed one). Ha! I'd say they're omnidirectional.

Their links are, as a friend put it, MilSpec. They are tight. Very tight. I use a link sizer to get them on/off a little easier, and to make them a bit more free on the ball. I've bent the tip of my link pliers building an Infusion.

J. B. Jones

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08-25-2017 10:07 PM  13 months agoPost 6
mjcelli

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Thanks again for the input guys.

I'll try to determine which hole is bigger but they are sure
darn close.

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08-30-2017 02:39 AM  13 months agoPost 7
wjvail

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One more vote... I haven't seen where it matters.

The only thing that is certain is that you will need a bucking bar and 2 pound sledge to get many of these done in a night. Anything less and your fingers will be bleeding! Alright. I'm exaggerating - but these dudes are tough to snap! The good news is that once snapped, they are smooth. That's what we want right? We want a link that is on to stay but doesn't bind.

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