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Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« on: Nov 14, 2017, 10:15 AM »
I saw this modification on FB and figured I would install it on my Clam drill plate. I use a M18 Milwaukee Drill with Kdrill auger. I do like the controlled action of the Clam Plate trigger bar modification much better than the loose tolerance factory specs.

 The parts (approximately $6 worth) used are (can get at Menards):
 Qty: 1 - Handi-Pak Compression spring 1/2x3-9/16: Part #88271
 Qty: 2 - Handi-Pak 3/8" Shaft Collar with Set Screw Part #83942
 Optional: Stainless steel washers 3/8" and lock-tite for set screws.

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #1 on: Nov 14, 2017, 10:23 AM »
Looks pretty good... I was going to do something similar, but I found an easier route...

Here's mine...

Parts list...

1 rubber bushing... ;)

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #2 on: Nov 14, 2017, 10:30 AM »
I like both those ideas ...for those with a Home Depot near by you may have it shipped to store


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Climax-3-8-in-Bore-Zinc-Plated-Mild-Steel-Set-Screw-Collar-C-037/203025018?MERCH=REC-_-SearchPLPHorizontal1_rr-_-NA-_-203025018-_-N

I believe you could find the spring at your local HD
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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 2017, 10:33 AM »
Looks pretty good... I was going to do something similar, but I found an easier route...

Here's mine...

Parts list...

1 rubber bushing... ;)

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Yep, definitely different ways to tackle it.  Or do nothing at all, as the modification isn't necessary, but I feel it makes a better end product.  I do like the resistance in the spring as it gives me feedback, takes the play out of the trigger bar and returns trigger bar to the same spot every time.

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #4 on: Nov 14, 2017, 11:16 AM »
I used one of the big rubber bands that you get when you buy broccoli. ;D



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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #5 on: Nov 14, 2017, 11:24 AM »
I used one of the big rubber bands that you get when you buy broccoli. ;D

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That's a nifty idea ...I have several ...use them on my H style tip ups as hook holders . That's going GREEN X2
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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #6 on: Nov 14, 2017, 11:34 AM »
but I feel it makes a better end product.  I do like the resistance in the spring as it gives me feedback, takes the play out of the trigger bar and returns trigger bar to the same spot every time.

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I agree...

Mine is set up just the same.. I didn't like pulling in the trigger while waiting for the moment when it would jump to life.. Now I know, exactly when..

Set up as stock, just felt distant from the drills power, like pulling a lever, that pushed a button, that turned a....

Set up like we have, just feels more like one tool, opposed to a tool, running a tool...

Good luck this season!

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #7 on: Nov 14, 2017, 11:42 AM »
I agree...

Mine is set up just the same.. I didn't like pulling in the trigger while waiting for the moment when it would jump to life.. Now I know, exactly when..

Set up as stock, just felt distant from the drills power, like pulling a lever, that pushed a button, that turned a....

Set up like we have, just feels more like one tool, opposed to a tool, running a tool...

Good luck this season!

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Well said.  Good luck to you as well.

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #8 on: Nov 17, 2017, 05:57 PM »
 i did something very similar with a washer welded to a bolt attached to a spring.  works great.

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #9 on: Nov 27, 2017, 05:07 PM »
I have two Clam Plates. I just finished making this modification to both of them.  Big improvement!  Thanks for posting this.

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #10 on: Nov 27, 2017, 06:23 PM »
I have two Clam Plates. I just finished making this modification to both of them.  Big improvement!  Thanks for posting this.

Glad to hear this thread, full of good ideas, helped you out.

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #11 on: Dec 06, 2017, 06:58 PM »
Hey defiant1

Big kudos from the byes in Ontario

My bud Misfish appreciates you passing this along :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #12 on: Dec 06, 2017, 07:07 PM »
Hey defiant1

Big kudos from the byes in Ontario

My bud Misfish appreciates you passing this along :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Cheers
Rick

Glad to help.

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #13 on: Dec 06, 2017, 07:38 PM »
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I do like the controlled action of the Clam Plate trigger bar modification much better than the loose tolerance factory specs.

Exactly what I was thinking too.


Hey defiant1

Big kudos from the byes in Ontario

My bud Misfish appreciates you passing this along :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Cheers
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Glad to help.

Tight lines
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Misfish here,

Well looks like I found my way back in. Thanks Rick bye for passing on my thanks for a great idea to defiant1.
Heres what I came up, using what I had in the shop. Couple of nuts I bored out to size, then drilled and tapped 4mm for set screws to hold the stops in place. As you can see, it worked.
Big thanks again for Rick seeing this and to you defiant1, for posting. Bring on the hard water, as the rivers are sucking big time up here in da north.




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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #14 on: Dec 06, 2017, 08:12 PM »
Exactly what I was thinking too.

Misfish here,

Well looks like I found my way back in. Thanks Rick bye for passing on my thanks for a great idea to defiant1.
Heres what I came up, using what I had in the shop. Couple of nuts I bored out to size, then drilled and tapped 4mm for set screws to hold the stops in place. As you can see, it worked.
Big thanks again for Rick seeing this and to you defiant1, for posting. Bring on the hard water, as the rivers are sucking big time up here in da north.



Good deal.  Glad you were able to get it put together with parts you had on hand.

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #15 on: Dec 17, 2017, 06:16 AM »
good job on that mod

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #16 on: Dec 17, 2017, 11:46 AM »
Just finish clam plate mod . It easy to do works great.  thanks  :thumbsup:

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #17 on: Dec 17, 2017, 12:04 PM »
Just finish clam plate mod . It easy to do works great.  thanks  :thumbsup:

Nice!  I am impressed with the mod each time I drill a hole.

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #18 on: Jan 05, 2018, 07:19 PM »
Castration band


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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #19 on: Jan 05, 2018, 07:35 PM »
All great ideas. Now I just need to remember how to take it apart and add the mod parts.

Thanks for sharing

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #20 on: Jan 06, 2018, 08:02 AM »
I saw this modification on FB and figured I would install it on my Clam drill plate. I use a M18 Milwaukee Drill with Kdrill auger. I do like the controlled action of the Clam Plate trigger bar modification much better than the loose tolerance factory specs.

 The parts (approximately $6 worth) used are (can get at Menards):
 Qty: 1 - Handi-Pak Compression spring 1/2x3-9/16: Part #88271
 Qty: 2 - Handi-Pak 3/8" Shaft Collar with Set Screw Part #83942
 Optional: Stainless steel washers 3/8" and lock-tite for set screws.



I did this mod.. works great!  Thanks a ton

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #21 on: Jan 06, 2018, 10:54 AM »
Nice.....Another little project for me... ;D  Thanks for posting

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #22 on: Jan 08, 2018, 08:01 AM »
For the members who have completed the modification ...how did you remove the rubber coating on the trigger handle ...did you cut it off or were you able to remove and reinstall ...if so how ?
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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #23 on: Jan 08, 2018, 08:09 AM »
For the members who have completed the modification ...how did you remove the rubber coating on the trigger handle ...did you cut it off or were you able to remove and reinstall ...if so how ?


I just used a pair of pliers, Worked it back a forth and it slid right off. Pushed it back on and so far it hasn't moved
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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #24 on: Jan 08, 2018, 08:43 AM »

I just used a pair of pliers, Worked it back a forth and it slid right off. Pushed it back on and so far it hasn't moved

Thanks ...tried by hand with a little prying ...not so much...will give it a go with pliers...I may even consider adding some bulk to the thumb area via rubber hose/PVC .
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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #25 on: Jan 08, 2018, 10:45 AM »
going to stop and pick up the spring and collars on my way home. Probably a dumb question, but will i know where on the trigger arm the spring should start/stop?

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #26 on: Jan 08, 2018, 05:01 PM »
Watch the video! ;)
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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #27 on: Jan 08, 2018, 09:57 PM »
hardwater diehard i put mine in the deep freeze for a few hours and it just pulled right off and put the spring and collars on and put the rubber piece back on and it thawed out and is like it was never off.  tight lines all.

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #28 on: Jan 09, 2018, 01:16 PM »
Watch the video! ;)

I did! I wasn't sure if it mattered how far the trigger had to be released before adding the spring

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Re: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification
« Reply #29 on: Jan 09, 2018, 01:31 PM »
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Nice...

Like my rubber bushing idea, that's just too easy...

Not Rube Goldberg enough for most of these guys..

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