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Old 10-09-2011, 04:47 AM   #1
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Came up with a tool to replace spears in sanke kegs today, and it's so easy a four year old could do it, takes 1/4 of the time of the Sabco tool, and would probably cost $250 less to produce (probably $40 retail) .. How much interest is there for a tool like this ??

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Old 10-09-2011, 05:30 AM   #2
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This is in place of a screwdriver and hammer?

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Old 10-09-2011, 05:48 AM   #3
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Came up with a tool to replace spears in sanke kegs today, and it's so easy a four year old could do it, takes 1/4 of the time of the Sabco tool, and would probably cost $250 less to produce (probably $40 retail) .. How much interest is there for a tool like this ??
Probably not much interest among homebrewers. You might be able to sell some to smaller breweries though.

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This is in place of a screwdriver and hammer?
It presses the spear down, taking the pressure off of the retaining ring, making it easier to remove/install. You still need a screwdriver, keg tool, or other sharp object to pry the ring out with. For a decent size brewery where you're doing hundreds of kegs at a time it kinda makes sense. For us homebrewers spending $90 to make a very infrequent task slightly easier doesn't make much sense.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:53 AM   #4
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Doesn't sound like there's any money in this. Please post the DIY

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Old 10-10-2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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you would have to prove to me that spending $40 is worth it to save the 6 minutes a month i spend on this task using a hammer and screwdriver or cheisel that i already have laying around.

ill hold my breath. ready....go.

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Old 10-10-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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I'm not sure what you are talking about. The only Sabco spear replacement tool I know of cost $90.

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