Originally Posted by a1supersport
Before I knew about that clip remover, I used to use a paper clip with a small bend at the tip. Bend the other end of the paper clip and grab it with a pliers. Funny thing is, even after I found out about that clip-removal tool, I never bought one. So long as there was a paper clip around, I had a tool.
The problem is that the clip does not seat in the handles as you have it pictured. The back end of the clip slides completely into the groove and can't be pulled out as you have it pictured. You may be able to catch the side of the clip, but not the extreme rear of the clip.