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#1 thomas-english

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 03:16 PM

I am having some clearance issues on one particular bit of my sled. I was wondering if anyone knew of any very low profile "kip locks" that do the same job? I need it to have maybe a third of the amount of profile

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#2 thomas-english

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 03:18 PM

yeah... after having removed that big washer........

maybe even a fifth!?
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#3 WillArnot

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Posted 01 November 2004 - 04:34 PM

I'm not sure if it helps your clearance issue but you can also cut off half the length of the handle part and still get plenty of purchase on tighten/loosen. This has helped me in a # of tight places where clearance is a problem.

After you cut the plastic handle, filing it down is also recommended.

Hope that helps.

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 03:50 AM

cheers for your help...

I think in the end i might have to get a "low profile lever" machined and glue it to a thread. I just really like the way kip locks can be repositioned.

Its for the "locking screw" for my base plate (3a style topstage)
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#5 RobinThwaites

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Posted 02 November 2004 - 05:04 AM

Hi Thomas

You may give yourself more options by re-tapping the little stainless steel locking piece with a metric thread.

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