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Hi for some reason my Hercules gripper has only got a single set of pins and there is significant play in the handles.

Is this an earlier model?

Can I reduce the play?

Also on my tetting grippers the springs paint is really crappy is there any point painting them up?

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I don't think it's an earlier model. Don't worry the handles are not going anywhere. :)

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The earliest Hercules have 2 pins in each handle. But Warren would burn through drill bits like crazy so he took a shot at gluing them. There are only a small handful of glued Tettings out there. Then he went to one pin in each handle.

You can fix it with a really thin piece of metal. Like a staple or smaller. Just cram it in the top where the spring goes in. Then use a nail punch to tap it in. Then clip it off.

The springs are not painted. Don't paint them. Just oil.

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