Originally Posted by russc
allen keys are bad for tapping anything out, you always get sideways force on there no matter how careful you are. A thin nail would be a better easy alternative.
Yep, I actually took a few different gauge nails and ground the sharp tips off on a bench grinder. I keep these in my tool box for tapping out pins and small parts.They can also be useful for resetting the catch end of small hard to reach springs.