Author Topic: Clam Drill Plate Trigger Modification  (Read 348 times)

defiant1

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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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defiant1

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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



You can see it on the lower right side of the plate.  The round red and white thing is my bubble level so I can drill straight. ;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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