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ja1484


Feb 6, 2008, 11:51 AM

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Re: [cracklover] Nut Tool Attachment?
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cracklover wrote:
Some things are hard to discuss on the web. But imagine this. I take the tool off my harness with my right hand. I use both hands to get it in exactly the right spot against the back of a lobe of a fixed cam. I hold it in place with my left hand, while getting a sling off my rack. I clip the sling in and funk the cam with my right hand, while holding the tool in place with a finger of the left, and torquing or pulling a little on the stem of the cam with my other hand. I repeat, adjusting the placement of the tool, until the cam has been cleaned.

How the hell can you do this if the tool is fixed no more than 4" from one hand the entire time it's off your harness? Not possible.



GO

You could adapt it pretty easily. Dual loops allow for easy hand swapping mid operation. I tried it for a little bit and found it unnecessary - I rarely need to swap hands.

Alternatively, reach around a little. It's not like you can't take/put items on/off the rack with one hand.

Also, maybe I'm confused, but this part:

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I clip the sling in and funk the cam with my right hand, while holding the tool in place with a finger of the left, and torquing or pulling a little on the stem of the cam with my other hand.

You have three hands!? Why on earth do you need a keeper attachment for the nut tool at all? Wink


By the same token:

I take the nut tool off my harness, which it is attached to with phone cord. Unfortunately, I need to wedge into a specific notch to unfix my pro, and once in the notch, the tool is tenuous. Unfortunately the tension on the nut tool from the stretched phone cord makes it impossible to maintain the appropriate placement while preparing to pound on the tool. What to do now?

Look, if you look hard enough, you can find a problem with any setup you want. If you prefer your method, I'm not tryin' to stop you man. Just puttin' out there that I dig the loop method and it never gives me any trouble.


(This post was edited by ja1484 on Feb 6, 2008, 11:58 AM)



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