Tried my new Tru-Grip tool guide (24") last night and was somewhat
The reason beeing a sideways slop of between 1/32-1/16" on the far end
(the moveable jaw) when it is clamped down.
I can move the alu guide sideways while the plastic jaw is stuck to the
Has anybody else experienced this or have I just had bad luck in
receiving a 'below average' product?
My 2' Tru-Grip Pro FT'R feels very solid though...
Doesn't sound like you have the moveable side "tight" to
the edge prior to clamping.
You are pressing the clamping lever "all the way down"
and not just to the first position ? The lever is
pointing toward the floor when correctly postioned.
I showed a guy that one time who had a clamp for several
years. He was VERY surprised at how tight it got.
Mine is rock solid, do make sure that the movable bit is pushed up snug
while the lever is in the up position, then when the lever goes
horizontal it should grip tightly and when you push it a bit further to
the down position it should get even tighter.
Yes, I have it clamped as hard as possible, it's not the clamping part
that is moving (the black plastic).
It's the alu rail that's moving sideways. It's like it's too big for the
plastic clamping part.
Not usable for precision work... :-(
You are not alone. I'm not sure that mine, purchased maybe 8 year ago, is a
"tru-grip" but it exhibits the same behavior. The track of the aluminum part
is 3/64ths wider than the black plastic clamping end. It does not look like
a defect at all. It looks like a piss poor design.
The only marking I found was "Taiwan" on the metal cam lever
I'm not sure why I have kept it all this time. It's just sloppy enough to be
If you can figure out a mod to close that gap, I'm all ears.
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