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Old 2016-09-18, 6:21pm
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Originally Posted by fourpawsglass View Post
I always soak mine in water which loosens the bead release. I then use a damp paper towel wrapped over the bead to get some traction and use a pair of pliers on the mandrel and just gently twist the mandrel back and forth. If the mandrel is spinning in the pliers, you can put the mandrel in a vice and twist the bead back and forth.
Same here except I add a few drops of dish detergent and I use warm water... Soak for a bit, grab the mandrel with pliers and ... oh! I use one of those grippy open the jar round thingies to get a good grip on the bead.

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