Originally Posted by metalmeltr
Here are my tips on taking it apart.3. Keep a strong magnet handy to hold small parts.
I have one of those magnetic pans from Harbor Freight and that thing is handy as an extra $10 dollar bill! You can drop small metal (steel anyway) parts along with small screws and such into this thing when disassembling something and they will stay right there even if you manage to tip it over. I have also found it to be very helpful when something has to be oriented in a certain way for reassembly or it has to go back in the same orders as disassembled, the parts can be oriented like they came out or arranged in the order they came out and they will stay that way in the pan.