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I use mine when I can find it. Otherwise I use a screw driver, loosening a little from each end.  Not so much prying straight up as using a wider blade and more of slight rotation back and forth, loosen the pins on the left, then the right, then do the same on the other end of the board.

The machine that assembles them squeezes the pins together so they spring back against the socket when released.

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Will have to give one a try.  Seems I also once saw a tool to form the pins on a new DIP package parallel to better fit into a socket or circuit board.  That'd beat my typical press-it-against-the-benchtop approach smiley-lol
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I use a screwdriver that's not quite as small as one that might be used on eyeglasses

I'll try that with some jeweler's screwdrivers.

I realized after writing
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I hear tiny bits scratching off the casing... No, thank you.
that the die itself is in the center of the chip, so no problems should arise.

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I looked around and did not see any 28 pin 0.3" wide DIP insertion tools.
Only less pin-count models, and 0.6" wide tools.

Am sure one exists, I haven't found it.
Looks like squeezing on the work bench some more ...
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