View Full Version : clamp on alpha revo hard to close?

03-25-2012, 08:16 PM

I've had my alpha revo for many years and it's been great. lately, I have to exert a lot more force to close one of the clamps than the other. Any ideas? do I need to oil one of the mechanisms?


03-25-2012, 08:39 PM
I had that problem w/ my new DC plus. Contacted Mark at Alpha and he sent me a replacement. Your situation may be different because you've had yours longer, but I would suggest contacting Mark nontheless.

Great customer service at Alpha.

03-26-2012, 03:21 AM
Sound like they need to be cleaned and lubricated. Do not lubricated where the clamp comes in contact with the string.

03-27-2012, 09:37 AM
no oil - graphite powder

Steve Huff
03-29-2012, 06:35 PM
It's risky, but if you get a new one, try this on the old one before you throw it out. I've done this to improve the feel of how it closes. Take a file (or a Dremel) and file the shape of the handle (lever) where it makes contact with the clamp. I squared mine up a little so it would have a more definitive "close" feel. You may need to round yours off a little so it's easier to close. You could also spray a little silicone on it.