I've just bought an astronomical tripod which uses "E" shaped circlips to retain
a spring and a washer around the telescope mounting bolts. There appears to be
a properly cut groove in the bolt to take the circlip, but I'm having difficulty
getting the circlip to stay in place. If I loose it and the spring, washer
combo (out in a dark field at night!), I'll lose quite a bit of functionality,
and as it uses USA thread sizes, I'm keen to secure said circlip in place. Have
thought of a dab of Superglue, or winding some tinned copper wire around thread
adjacent to circlip and soldering copper wire in place.
Any other ideas please
Is it not staying in its groove because it's too big and won't snap into
If that's the case, can't you find another circlip which is a bit smaller,
and *will* stay in place. Circlips are made in all sorts of shapes and
sizes - so I image that there must be something suitable out there somewhere
if you look in the right place.
For example, a quick Google search brought up
Is this any good?
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