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On Sat, 4 Nov 2017 20:46:42 -0400, Ken Hart<>

>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.

Interesting approach!