|Forum topic by wjt99||posted 02-17-2015 03:35 AM||1591 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-17-2015 03:35 AM
Jet Corner Clamps (P.N. 709055) have a problem with the polycarbonate cap that holds the spring steel clamps in place breaking. I purchased a couple of these several years ago and within months broke the caps. They have sat unused since then. Today I came across them in a dusty corner of the shop and decided to do something about Jet’s poor design.
The modification was to replace the polycarbonate caps with ones made from an inexpensive metal electrical junction box cover (.69 cents @ my local hardware store).
I used the original cap as a template for making the new one. Very straight forward. The holes for the small triangular alignment pins were simply changed to 5/16” holes with no affect on functionality.
A photo shows the break point of the original in white. I had glued them back together with epoxy but that did not work. The other photo shows the completed modification.