From: Ken Hart <>
Subject: Re: Stuck Filters
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From: Ken Hart <>
Subject: Re: Stuck Filters
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2017 20:46:42 -0400
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On 11/04/2017 08:33 PM, rwalker wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Nov 2017 17:27:15 -0700, Savageduck
> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}> wrote:
>> On Nov 4, 2017, rwalker wrote
>> (in article<>):
>>> Haven't checked in here in a long time. Greetings to all the
>>> regulars. I've got a Vivitar cicular polarizer (77 mm) stuck to a
>>> Firecrest IRND 18 sunfilter (77 mm). They seem to have become welded
>>> together. Any advise on how to get them apart? Tried putting on some
>>> heavy duty latex surgical gloves and seeing if that would give me a
>>> better grip, but no use. Any suggestions?.
>> It sounds as if you are in need of a filter wrench of the appropriate size.
>> Available at B&H, or Amazon.
>> <
>> Accessories/ci/122/N/4026728365>
> I think I'm going to invest in one.  Finally got them unstuck.  After
> I had them inside for a couple of hours warming they loosened up.
> Arthritis in my fingers, particularly my thumbs, makes these things
> much harder than they used to be.

I once used a plumber's pipe wrench on a filter stuck on a lens. I 
mounted the lens in the workshop bench vise.
Fortunately it was a filter I didn't care about. And while I cared about 
the lens, it was a common one and not too expensive.

Ken Hart