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Unfiling a gripper

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jchapman

This looks like a good idea.  How does it feel when you close it on the screw head?

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Andrew Dube
13 minutes ago, jchapman said:

This looks like a good idea.  How does it feel when you close it on the screw head?

Thanks I'm not sure yet. It will have to wait until after KK.

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wobbler

Cool! I've done it with hot glue, because I'm lazy.

I've got one more step for you. File it, rate it, put a screw in it, with a few washers underneath. Maybe even enough washers to let it "close" less than the original width. Rate again at the easier setting.

Could bring a heavier gripper within range for someone, and allow for a new type of small incremental increase gripper program.

Edit: should be obvious where I'm going, but to clarify, removing one washer at a time might be like 0.5lb rgc increments or so.

 

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Climber028

This looks like the simplest method ever to make an adjustable gripper

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JHenze646

Genius!

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gripmaniac

I second that - Genius!

With some threading (admittedly a little problematic/awkward) and the use of washers. . . . .:yikes. . . .the possibilities are amazing.

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Andrew Dube

I rated this gripper to the screw head last night and it was within a pound of it's original rating.  Success! My intention in doing this was to effectively unfile the gripper.  Obviously everyone has realized the other possibilities that come from having a tapped hole in the handle! However, I don't really have any interest in creating an adjustable gripper.  The original rating actually filled an important gap in my collection and I was experiencing some filer's remorse. 

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bencrush

@Andrew DubeGreat idea!!! 

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devinhoo
On 10/18/2018 at 4:47 PM, Andrew Dube said:

I rated this gripper to the screw head last night and it was within a pound of it's original rating.  Success! My intention in doing this was to effectively unfile the gripper.  Obviously everyone has realized the other possibilities that come from having a tapped hole in the handle! However, I don't really have any interest in creating an adjustable gripper.  The original rating actually filled an important gap in my collection and I was experiencing some filer's remorse. 

This is really really cool. @Cannon, what are your thoughts?

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Cannon
18 hours ago, devinhoo said:

This is really really cool. @Cannon, what are your thoughts?

My first thought was that I've never experienced "filer's remorse."  :laugh

 

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Squeezus
12 minutes ago, Cannon said:

My first thought was that I've never experienced "filer's remorse."  :laugh

 

Well, to be fair, you have access to a few more grippers than the average person.

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Cannon
11 minutes ago, Squeezus said:

Well, to be fair, you have access to a few more grippers than the average person.

I have reflected on this before actually.  My personal gripper collection is about 20 grippers with only about 5-6 of those seeing regular use.  I think the newest one is a #2 I grabbed off the shelf because the knurling on my original #2 was basically gone.  That was probably 3 years ago.  I really should do A LOT more embezzling.   

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