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Forum topic by Phil277 posted 04-06-2012 07:54 PM 1815 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Phil277

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04-06-2012 07:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip clamp

I’ve owned this small bar

clamp for over 30 years and used it often. Lately the sliding jaw didn’t have an grip on the bar when tightening the clamp. I realized that the edge of the leaf that grips the bar has become rounded by wear. I drilled out the rivet at the end of the bar and removed the sliding jaw, I removed the leaves, flipped them over and put the leaves back in. The clamps works like new, good for another 30 years. This fix works on large bar clamps too.


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patron

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 08:01 PM

good tip phil
thanks

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 04-07-2012 12:23 AM

Thanks for the info Phil.

Extended use, no extra cost, making me smile.

Work Safe.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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cabmaker

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#3 posted 04-07-2012 01:27 AM

Thats a grand idea. I have jorgs. of that age, only prob. is they do not slip. But I ll keep this in mind if they ever fail. Thank you sir

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 04-07-2012 02:34 AM

Phil, You are my kinda guy (cheap). I used to wear out a lariat rope, tie a honda on the other end and then wear that end out. Now, that’s CHEAP! Thanks for posting this tip but not sure I’ll live long enough to wear my bar clamps out (but I’m trying!).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 04-07-2012 04:13 PM

What do you mean cheap gfadvm, after you get a lariat rope broke in properly, who would want to throw
it away.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Dallas

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#6 posted 04-07-2012 04:45 PM

gfadvm….. If my boss saw a lariat with two hondas he would have asked why I wasn’t roping two calves at once!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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jusfine

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#7 posted 04-07-2012 04:55 PM

I have the same problem with some old Bessey and Gross Stabil clamps. I have lightly filed the grooves on the bar and that works better, but this sounds like a proper fix!

I am going to try it today.

Thank you for posting it!

Got any others? :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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wee3

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#8 posted 04-07-2012 05:14 PM

Good tip,thats a good fix.

-- BiLL @wee3

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 04-08-2012 12:48 AM

Wow, I’m impressed that there are at least 2 LJs who knew what a lariat rope and honda was!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Dallas

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#10 posted 04-08-2012 01:03 AM

gfadvm….. My first paying job was when I was 12. I worked for Double Diamond Ranch in Idaho riding fence all summer. I grew up in a family of ranch people and learned at a very young age what scours was and that I didn’t want to be associated with that end. I also learned what a calf chain was for and how to use it.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 04-08-2012 02:04 AM

sounds like my childhood, Dallas.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 04-08-2012 02:33 AM

I KNEW that was coming!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Gregn

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#13 posted 04-08-2012 01:19 PM

Another trick I learned was to flip the 2 gripper plates in the opposite direction and replace them and they work good also.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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rance

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#14 posted 04-09-2012 01:11 AM

I’ve owned two Hondas. I know what a lariat is, but not YOUR kind of honda.

Phil, that’s a nice solution. Thanks for sharing.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 04-09-2012 02:06 AM

Rance, It’s a cowboy thing!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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