Re: Tool for saddle clamping
Remember, these are not the lug nuts on your car wheels!
You do not have to tighten them more than hand tight. If you’re using a 16” to 20” CDK, then you’d be using one of our larger dovetail saddles and it allows use of a hex key.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Christopher Erickson
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Tool for saddle clamping
It wouldn't be too hard to CAD-up and 3D-print a slip-over knob that would allow for some additional hand force to remove a stuck knob that doesn't have the Allen key socket.
AP's dovetail lock design is the best of any I have ever seen. Angled brass pin with force being applied to a small area on the dovetail bar. Allowing enough targeted force to really clamp down, but without damaging or distorting the dovetail bar. Dovetail brackets that spread the force out along a longer clamp area or worst-of-all, along the entire length of the side of the bracket, aren't nearly as secure and are at much greater risk of a dovetail bar sliding unexpectedly in the bracket, and inviting disaster.
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On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 12:53 PM Woody Schlom <woody_is@...> wrote: