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stuck broken spring

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I had a spring break out of a c melody I'm repadding, but the problem is that the bit left behind in the post won't come out. I've tried gripping it and trying to pull it out and I've tried using spring removing pliers. Neither work.
Is is safe to try and tap it out or will this damage the post or body at all?
I suppose I could try it, but I'd rather not cause myself even more problems.
Thanks guys.
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I, like Ken K use punches that I have ground and filed. Make sure, whatever implement you decide to use, that you heed Gordon's advice:

Use a dolly - I use a lead block, and be careful as you have litlle or no control over the punch.

I would also advise getting someone to hold the sax so that you have both hands free to limit any damage.
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