Tripod Cam-Lock Repair
by frubino, published
The model I generated has a wall thickness of almost 4mm at its thinnest compared to the factory's 2mm. I haven't put it through temperature cycling and aging, but I am confident it will hold up better than the original.
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I have a 055MF4 tripod that I just got returned from manfrotto repair- the leg locking lever broke and they said they no longer make the part! They wanted me to trade it in for a new one (to the tune of $300)- instead of replacing $.10 of plastic....Do you know anyone who designs such things? I can supply an intact one as an example...
Hi. I'm about to buy 1 of the smaller clamps for the 728B tripod. $20 with shipping. Are you selling any?
caught in the similar situation. Don't know how to use the IGES files. Can you direct me to some site which can supply me these white clips you have made.? That might help me in saving my tripod from sure death. I bought it two days ago without knowing its delicate health.Two clips broke already. Thanks.
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2. Remove the rubber foot.
3. Remove the old Cam-Locks by pushing out the brass pins with a hammer and drift (any punch or small screwdriver smaller than the pin diameter will work). Save the pins, the cam levers and the rectangular pressure block that falls out.
4. Pull off the old Cam Lock body.
5. Slip on the newly printed body. A rubber mallet helps, but it shouldn't be necessary. There is a rectangular hole in the tube....The opening in the cam-lock body should line up with the hole.
6. Drop in the pressure block into the hole of the cam-lock body. The pressure block is slightly curved on one face....This should face the cam lever.
7. Position the cam lever in the body with the lever in the open position. Press in the brass pin with a rubber mallet.
8. Repeat for the remaining sections.
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