Originally Posted by johnnymike
I have two different vices at home (one which is really nice) and I could not get the vice to hold the cpu with enough force to use the vice method exclusively. I agree with you that this is the best method but I could not make it work.
Any suggestions for round two?
Buy a cheap one from Home Depot or even Amazon. If you can spend $300 on a CPU TWICE, then surely another $30 won't hurt
It's strange that your vice won't 'compress' down small enough for the CPU.. Is it meant for bigger object? Anyways, I would recommend the hammer and vice method, however the 'vice and phaseblaster ©' method does sound slightly more efficient. Seriously though, the hammer and vice method is the best IMO. Safe, efficient and quick.
Here's a nice vid:
Notice how perfect his vice was for the job.
EDIT: Found this in the comment section Edited by PolyMorphist - 8/16/13 at 8:19am