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Old 06-15-2018, 01:55 PM
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Angry ADEL Clamps

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Old 06-15-2018, 02:05 PM
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Excellent washer launchers..
Have you tried the safety wire trick?
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:06 PM
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:25 PM
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You haven't lived until you've had a nyloc nut shot at your face, thank goodness for glasses...
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:50 PM
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Phillips screw driver, long needle nose plyers, hold with modified Sawzall blade with slot cut half way through near end, remove Philips, install hardware, easy...Ö.well, easier
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:53 PM
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A zip-tie also works well to hold them together, then just snip it off when you're done.
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:26 PM
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Adel clamps are good for developing language skills.
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:32 PM
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Harbor freight sells a couple of different sizes of straight and curved locking forceps. Saw it on here, and picked up a set of long reach curved ones. Iíve gotta say, it has revolutionized the way I look at Adel clamps.
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Old 06-15-2018, 03:32 PM
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Best combination I've come up with is to use hemostats (medical forceps) with a curved head on them. Position the Adel clamp, then squeeze with the hemostats. Lock it down with .025 safety wire. Leave the safety wire in place with the twisted end bent back on itself so you'll never poke your finger on the sharp end. That way if you ever have to remove the screw from the Adel clamp it won't spring open again and cause you renewed frustration.

Lots of folks have asked why my Adel clamps have safety wire on them. They get it once I explain it to them. Total weight gain on an entire firewall-forward installation would be fractions of an ounce while saving many pounds of frustration today and in the future.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:55 PM
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Medical forceps
+1 to that and an ice pick to line things up.
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