I'd like to carefully remove the Timer lever on my Pentax ME Super to give it a new skin.

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I have not been able to find help online.

Someone suggested I use very small pliers, but that seems improbable, I want to make sure I use the right tool and don't mess with a perfectly fine camera just to replace the leather.

EDIT: Maybe for something like this but I'd want the width of the tool to not hit the lens part or I wouldn't be able to unscrew

  • \$\begingroup\$ I am not affiliated, but perhaps if you contact someone like cameraleather.com, they can help \$\endgroup\$
    – osullic
    Oct 4, 2018 at 0:02

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Here you go...


According to the article they have a special tool to remove the timer lever

  • \$\begingroup\$ They have an "improvised tool" but they do not give any details on it... I think they are called "Spanner" screwdrivers but I cannot find a list or the right one bit.ly/2O4czwb \$\endgroup\$ Oct 4, 2018 at 0:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ micro-tools.com/collections/spanner-wrenches. This looks like what I would get to handle that problem. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tony
    Oct 4, 2018 at 0:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Just as with some lenses, calipers (please don't use your best calipers for that... if you only have good calipers, get a junk pair at a yard sale or something!) can sometimes be pressed into service for that kind of task - they already have two pointy ends at variable distance :) \$\endgroup\$ Oct 7, 2018 at 7:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ I am afraid that calipers would damage the screw's sockets/holes because of the calipers shape, which is what I am trying to avoid since this is a cosmetic job. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 8, 2018 at 16:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ I ended up realizing the problem was to unscrew clockwise... and was able to do it. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 24, 2021 at 2:58

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