Ever notice how bogus most screwdrivers are for spinning the spring cap on the rear spring barrel of tech bindings such as Dynafit, Plum, and others? Too small a screwdriver and you muck up the slot at best, or at worst have trouble keeping the cap aligned and end up stripping the plastic threads it threads into. Today was the day. I purchased a 1″ gasket scraper that appeared easily shaped to the required dimensions for a super wide slot flat screwdriver custom made ajustment tool. About 45 minutes later, we now have the ANSI approved DIN/ISO certified tech binding rear spring cap tool screwdriver.
Any of you ski techs out there have a favorite tool for turning the tech binding spring cap barrel? Do you like this one made out of a gasket scraper? Make a comment!
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain. For more about Lou, please see his personal website at https://www.loudawson.com/ (Blogger stats: 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) tall, 160 lbs (72574.8 grams).