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Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy) 126160

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,346
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1950 on: January 09, 2019, 09:51:07 PM »
Welcome aboard and nice job!! :tu:

Barry
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Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1951 on: January 10, 2019, 06:28:32 AM »
Can I join the Club?

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,346
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1952 on: January 10, 2019, 07:20:27 AM »
Glad to have you Campbell :tu:

Barry
Newbie Posts: 22
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1953 on: January 10, 2019, 07:52:39 AM »
Glad to have you Campbell :tu:
Thank you!!

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,103
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1954 on: January 10, 2019, 12:27:39 PM »
Welcome to the club Max and CAMPBELL :salute: Great pics both of you :like:
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,103
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1955 on: January 10, 2019, 12:33:45 PM »
Also nice mod on the pins of the lock tabs, Max :like:
Hero Member Posts: 519
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1956 on: January 10, 2019, 01:35:26 PM »
Also nice mod on the pins of the lock tabs, Max :like:

Thanks Poncho65.

I realized reading all the Rebar threads that the tool “wobble” was a common problem reported by users, so I took a closer look at the geometry of the locking system under a magnifier.

I could see that the culprit was play in the lock tab pin holes. It was easy to see that the pin could move forward and back in the hole, enough to allow the tool to rotate slightly on the pivot when locked open.

What’s nice about my ‘fix’ is that there’s no modification to the Rebar. The brass bushing is pressed into the hole from the inside (so it does not fall out), filed down almost completely so the lever can be re-installed without binding on the bushing. Then I simple ground down the remaining part of the tube to be flush with the handle.

All the tools now lock completely solidly, and still deploy smoothly with no issues. Just the casting of the lock recess of the Phillips is a little wide, so there’s still a tiny bit of play, but nothing like it was.

I suspect that LM leave some tolerance to allow for tolerance variations as there are 3 pieces of metal that must align perfectly to lock a tool.

The brass bushings I used are known as ferrules, used inside a rubber grommet to mount RC servos. Pic below.

So the challenge is to see if other Rebar owners are up to the challenge of this fix?

Kind regards, Max

Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,103
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1957 on: January 10, 2019, 06:16:34 PM »
I really don't have much wobble in mine :think: need to check them more closely though  :cheers: it is a good idea to reduce tolerances  :salute: the bushings you used being a softer metal will also allow for enough play that they won't break if something is off with the lock pins :cheers:
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 34,531
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1958 on: January 15, 2019, 07:44:22 PM »
Point Of No Return Posts: 32,988
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1959 on: January 15, 2019, 07:47:46 PM »
Nice  :tu: :like:

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,103
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1960 on: January 15, 2019, 08:28:26 PM »
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 34,531
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1961 on: January 16, 2019, 12:18:16 AM »
 :hatsoff:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,346
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1962 on: January 16, 2019, 12:50:39 AM »
Great combo buddy!   

Barry
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 34,531
Re: Rebar Owner's Club (pic heavy)
« Reply #1963 on: January 16, 2019, 01:16:34 AM »
Thanks Barry !  :cheers:

 

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