I just drill out the pin.
For repinning, I drilled a tiny indent on the corner of the anvil part of my vice, and center the pin in that as i tappa-tappa with a very light (and very polished) ball peen hammer
fantastic job. im curious about the DMT method though, I read your other thread as well, but im still not sure exactly how you do the blades face with it? (or maybe I just need another coffee)...
Something like this?