How on earth does this come apart so i can put a twist type on instead?
Why bother? Cut the wire close to the body and fit the new one.
The one I have on a cheap, ancient buzz box at my Men's Shed has a simple plastic sleeve over the metal connection and rod clamp. Just a case of pushing the two bits apart and then dealing with freeing the cable from the clamp. Would that work with yours? I'll try and remember to take a look at the holder on my Clarke when I'm in my workshop tomorrow and post if I can figure out how it separates.
I replaced one similar for a friend a few weeks ago, it was a snap together use once type thing, you had to destroy it to open it up, I just cut it off and fitted an RS one, Virtually identical to a Murex
Id prefer to keep it as a spare if im honest.
Ill have a go at pulling it apart but thought those circles might be screw covers that are impossible to remove...
The handle snaps upwards when fitted - it is Tweco - they are once use things.
You cannot lever it down without breaking it - I have tried before. I think at one time - you could buy spare handles thou?
I ended up cutting the cable with some wire spare, will have to make a connector if i ever want to use it again lol
Thank you all for the input though !
Put it in the bin now, it will save you storing it for 10 years and then binning it.
That's the truth of it, well said!
yeah i hate the thing and havent even used it lol faIr cop ill strip it of its brass and bin it lol
Ah well . . . looks like my bit of input is too late. Just for info, though, the holder on my Clarke separates via a small countersunk screw which goes into the brass-work - the make is a Pragma 2 which may mean something to someone out there.
Now it's cut off why not lightly drill out the stuck plastic cap on the handle and see what lies beneath? Perhaps a screw to release the handle? I've got one so I'm interested!
Opposite side to the trigger.
Take the covers/plugs out and it's the lower screw in this photo.
You might have to drill the plug as they are a tight fit.
So doing this ! lol
They are not the nicest things to use. The rod retaining grooves are a bit shallow, they work better if you get a small round file and make them a bit deeper.
Not really sure if it's worth the effort, esab do the same style but its just loads better. They are only about 15quid new. I have got a box full if you want one
The spring clamp types are great if you are doing a long run with 2.5 rods. If it's one tooth on a digger bucket with a 4mm a screw type is better.
Why not have both, I have both types set up on a 1m or so long lead then a couple of lengths of extension cable made up with male/female dinse connectors.
A mate of mine has got both types but he has glued the dinse connectors into the bottom of the handles.
We always cut ours as they get hammered at the very end and they fray and corrode as they are always on site work, losing a few inches and making a new end often solves a lot of future problems.
I use Crocodile style holder ,the exact make and model are SACIT ,mod PARVA2 .
That's my preferred model since I use 2-2.5-3.2 mm electrodes
I also have a SACIT PERFECTA 3 or 4 can't remember right now ,this one can use 3.2-4-5mm
I like the idea of the dinse connection directly attached to the electrode holder, but I believe it can give problems while welding
Side to side motion would translate in a twist and sooner or later you will end up with a falling cable and a stuck electrode
Soldered terminal and heat shrink tubing.
Little bit of grease on the screw
I have a tweco same as op I believe. Horrible thing and I’ve never used it but it’s in the truck as a spare. As above, CSK under a plug
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