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Offline promark747

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Quick tip for UJK rail clips
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:12 PM »
The more I use these guide rail clips, the more I like them.  Since I usually have my Parf dogs located in the same two holes in my top, I've found that capturing the clips in their respective positions on the rail (with a t-nut and screw) saves me the installation time.  It's only a few seconds each time, but it adds up.  Plus, I never have to worry about misplacing them.


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Offline RNEMTP

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Re: Quick tip for UJK rail clips
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 06:06 AM »
Very handy tip. I think I’ll try this one.

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Quick tip for UJK rail clips
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 06:51 AM »
That is a brilliant tip. The freedom of movement v tightness of fit varies very slightly across rails - certainly with the 4 or 5 rails that I have.

I really like this idea and will use it on my own setup the next time I use it.

Many thanks.

Peter

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Quick tip for UJK rail clips
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 09:08 AM »
The more I use these guide rail clips, the more I like them.  Since I usually have my Parf dogs located in the same two holes in my top, I've found that capturing the clips in their respective positions on the rail (with a t-nut and screw) saves me the installation time.  It's only a few seconds each time, but it adds up.  Plus, I never have to worry about misplacing them.

Great idea @promark747 - Do you remember what size screw and t-nut you used?
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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Quick tip for UJK rail clips
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 09:33 AM »
A quick update on this product...

I had had some discussion with Axminster about several designs for clips to secure the guide rail to the Parf Dogs. This design is theirs and I conceded to them that it was simpler and easier than any of my ideas. As a result I have agreed that the name "Parf" may be used in its marketing.

Peter

Offline promark747

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Re: Quick tip for UJK rail clips
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 09:38 AM »
The more I use these guide rail clips, the more I like them.  Since I usually have my Parf dogs located in the same two holes in my top, I've found that capturing the clips in their respective positions on the rail (with a t-nut and screw) saves me the installation time.  It's only a few seconds each time, but it adds up.  Plus, I never have to worry about misplacing them.

Great idea @promark747 - Do you remember what size screw and t-nut you used?

I think it was a 1/4-20 t-nut and 1/4-20 x 1/2" screw, but I'll double check.

Edit: confirmed that the t-nut and screw are 1/4-20, but the screw is 1/4".  Looks like I used a hacksaw to shorten the shaft to 1/4".
 
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Quick tip for UJK rail clips
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 01:37 PM »
I think it was a 1/4-20 t-nut and 1/4-20 x 1/2" screw, but I'll double check.

Edit: confirmed that the t-nut and screw are 1/4-20, but the screw is 1/4".  Looks like I used a hacksaw to shorten the shaft to 1/4".

Thank you very much for checking and confirming!  I want to copy your excellent idea.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Quick tip for UJK rail clips
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2017, 11:08 AM »
Do you remember where you got your t-nuts?  I just went to Home Depot, but I couldn't find them - maybe I wasn't looking hard enough.
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