Introduction: How to Safely Snap a Knex Rod Into an Entire Row of Connectors.

I've seen a lot of noobs complain about this problem, leading them to take uneccessary shortcuts or downgrading the gun.  So I made this video.  I found that any other method can lead to the risk of damaging knex, while this method leaves knex perfectly safe.

Yes, I'm modding my TR a bit.

*EDIT* If you are trying to pound a gray rod in with this method, use a black rod to push the gray rod in its slots.


legoman111 (author)2014-03-08

Yay this is super useful for me!

LvNo1000 (author)2013-08-25

I was already doing a variation of this (as in always using a carbon rod on top instead of a red/etc one unless I absolutely needed to use a smaller one), but this should be really helpful for those who need it.

DrWeird117 (author)2010-03-31

Usually I just stare at it. Or I just push it in and struggle like a fish playing chess.

rofl copter

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The Knexer (author)The Knexer2013-07-12

That got messed up..... Use your imagination :P

Nothing2it (author)DrWeird1172010-05-10


prodo123 (author)Nothing2it2010-05-30


~Aeronous~ (author)DrWeird1172010-05-23


X Files (author)2011-07-18

is snapping rods in really worth a whole instructable?

DJ Radio (author)X Files2011-07-20

Are your thoughts really worth a whole comment and a whole 5 seconds of my time?

mrmuffin (author)DJ Radio2012-06-02

yes apperantly they are...

~Meme~ (author)DJ Radio2012-03-08


CODKING (author)DJ Radio2011-09-19

lol nice

Element Force (author)2012-05-12

OMG your thumbs


knexboy586 (author)2012-04-28

you have wierd thumbs ewwww

DJ Radio (author)2011-01-19

You jelly not gonna lie. Don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel!

Oh and for next time you want to complain about something I post:

~Aeronous~ (author)2010-05-23

 hey are your thumbs double jointed? they bend SO far back!

Sketch98 (author)~Aeronous~2010-12-25

he has hitchhiker's thumbs, it's a common trait

DJ Radio (author)~Aeronous~2010-05-23


~Aeronous~ (author)DJ Radio2010-05-24

 so thats a yes?

lphillips094 (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-19

its not so amazing, i can do it too, its actually a genetic trait, similar to attached or free hanging earlobes

My brother has it and thankfully i do not it creeps me out. *sigh of relief*

I know! a lot of people I have known for a long time have attached earlobes and I never notice.

I know a few.

but i think it is really funny when people with attached earlobes get them pierced.

It's fine as long as they don't get those huge spacers in them.

very true my friend

~Aeronous~ (author)lphillips0942010-07-19

Judging by Visper's comment it didn't look like he was amazed, and I didn't write that. Attached earlobes? Never hear of 'em.

lphillips094 (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-20

you have to be kidding me. NEVER HEARD OF THEM??? do u live in a cave??? here is a picture. a= free hanging and b= attached earlobes

Smasher555 (author)lphillips0942010-07-22

I have hanging earlobes

lphillips094 (author)Smasher5552010-07-23

most people do

~Aeronous~ (author)lphillips0942010-07-20

No, never hear od them, never seen them. Must be your american junk food.

lphillips094 (author)~Aeronous~2010-07-21

wow! im amazed

Smasher555 (author)2010-07-19

DJ Radio, I invented this a LONG time ago:P

mettaurlover (author)Smasher5552010-11-26

And judging by your join date, you didn't.

knexinventer (author)2010-11-07

nice i just use a hammer and screwdriver it works geting them out as well

asdfda3432 (author)2010-10-11

This is nice, but is there a way to get the rods out? 0.0

DJ Radio (author)asdfda34322010-10-11

Getting the rods out is easier than putting them in actually. Just get one of the nubs, and pull as hard as you can.

asdfda3432 (author)DJ Radio2010-10-11

Is there a less painful method?

DJ Radio (author)asdfda34322010-10-11

Man the f*ck up.

asdfda3432 (author)DJ Radio2010-10-11

I was joking -.-'
But still haha. Nice method either way.

DJ Radio (author)2010-10-06

Well there's always next time.

liusaaaa1 (author)2010-10-06

what gun is that in the video?

DJ Radio (author)liusaaaa12010-10-06

A customized TR.

the_burrito_master (author)2010-09-27

I like to do the same thing but with the aid of a vice, one quick turn and POP.

prodo123 (author)2010-05-30

btw it keeps K'nex safe, but does it keep your thumbs safe too?

DJ Radio (author)prodo1232010-05-30


Smasher555 (author)DJ Radio2010-07-19

No, it hurts the shiiit! out of your fingers! Lol

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