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What is the slit in part 6055781 for

happyskunkyhappyskunky Michigan Member Posts: 133
Sorry if this is the wrong place to pist this on this forum

I have yet to come across while building the reason the slit is there.

I am jusy very curious thanks!!!!

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,297
    My assumption has been it is there to allow Technic pins to be removed easier by reducing friction a bit. Could be something else though.
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    Isn't it the bit where the 'end' of the pin sits - the bit that has a slight lip.  Presumably it is so you could push something into the help the lip part 'unhook' if it was particularly stubborn.  Lego often put little bits like that in to help with taking pins out.  The square technic bricks with a hollow centre have little triangles cut out the corners to allow access to the back of the pins for example.
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Without that slot to insert a small blade, it would be impossible to remove this little bugger: 
    4274 Technic, Pin 1/2
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^you could push an axle in from the other end maybe?  Nice that you dont have to though.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,742
    I was recently told that the slit is necessary for the manufacture of the element. Apparently it simplifies the process compared with the process used for the old element without the slit.
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  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    I was recently told that the slit is necessary for the manufacture of the element. Apparently it simplifies the process compared with the process used for the old element without the slit.
    There is a full circular groove at the mid-point so that pins "click home" and aren't kept under compression when fully inserted. The slit comes from the part of the mould that forms that grove. The older part was in two pieces - outer and inner tubes that didn't meet in the middle, and therefore formed a groove in the space between them. The older part required assembling during manufacture; the newer one doesn't, although it's less aesthetically pleasing.
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    MattsWhat said:
    ^you could push an axle in from the other end maybe?  Nice that you dont have to though.
    Unless you have a 1/2 pin in both ends!
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  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,271
    Question threads like this need an "up vote" feature like on stackoverflow to rate the most correct answer the highest =)
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 279
    ecmo47 said:
    MattsWhat said:
    ^you could push an axle in from the other end maybe?  Nice that you dont have to though.
    Unless you have a 1/2 pin in both ends!
    Then insert a lightsabre blade through the hole in the pin and pull.
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  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    edited April 2016
    Without that slot to insert a small blade, it would could be impossible somewhat difficult to remove this little bugger: 
    4274 Technic, Pin 1/2

    :-)
    MattsWhatkiki180703
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 668
    ecmo47 said:
    Without that slot to insert a small blade, it would could be impossible somewhat difficult to remove this little bugger: 
    4274 Technic, Pin 1/2

    :-)
    Poking a bar or antennae in the 4274 hole often helps when those get stuck places!
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 668
    Ah, yes... like TechnicNick just said.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,967
    Sorry if this is the wrong place to pist this on this forum

    PeteMJudgeChuckMattsWhatcatwranglerLeonCkiki180703
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