Calling on Baiardo owners

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by am1899, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. am1899

    am1899 Professional

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    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.
     
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  2. Irvin

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  3. Herb

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

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    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.
     
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  5. JetFlyr

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    This is how I adjust my Baiardo clamps.
     
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  6. Keendog

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    This, i spray rp7/wd40 some kind of penetrating oil on it
     
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  7. am1899

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys!
     
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