Calling on Baiardo owners

am1899

Hall of Fame
The adjustment knob is increasingly difficult to turn on one of the two machine clamps (the other one is fine). The clamps are about a year old.

I took apart the clamp in question and thoroughly cleaned it with alcohol - paying particular attention to the threads on the rod attached to the clamp, and the inside of the adjustment knob. Put it all back together, and it’s hard to tell that there was any improvement.

Anybody run into this or have any ideas? Thanks.
 

Herb

Semi-Pro
I put just a touch of oil the threads after cleaning. I apply with a q-tip
 
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kkm

Professional
I string on a Baiardo regularly, and the clamps just aren’t that good.
What you can do is squeeze the clamp teeth together with your fingers - it doesn’t take much force - and then turn the adjustment knob. Squeezing the teeth together makes turning the adjustment knob much easier.
 

JetFlyr

Rookie
What you can do is squeeze the clamp teeth together with your fingers - it doesn’t take much force - and then turn the adjustment knob. Squeezing the teeth together makes turning the adjustment knob much easier.
This is how I adjust my Baiardo clamps.
 
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