Originally Posted by LettersFromFlyoverCountry
For those of us not particularly good at making tools, can we assemble a list and source of required tools for this task?
My research revealed the following valve spring compressors:
This is from Aircraft Spruce - p/n 12-21520 for $60
And another option from ACS, p/n 12-00202 for $77.
SkyGeek sells this variety for $150, p/n ATS3602
And then there is the Valve Wizard for $150. This is a really nice took as it gives you both hands free to remove the keys.
Other tools include:
1) Telescoping Magnet. Make sure to get one small enough to make it down the valve guide (1/2" diameter). The stronger the magnet, the better!
2) Mechanical Pickup (I highly suggest the lighted General Tools p/n 70396 - $8 at Lowes)
3) Pick set - the cheap one from Harbor Freight worked great for me