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    Anyone has a source for a replacement swivel end for a westward c clamp

    I acquired this without the swivel end.

    thanks
    Attached Files
    MM 211 W/ Spoolgun
    Diversion 180
    Spectrum 375 X-TREME
    Portable Victor O/A
    Palmgren Bench Drill Press
    14" Evolution Dry Saw
    IR 60 Gal. 3 HP Compressor
    Speedglas 9100x
    My Brain

  • #2
    nevermind......... zoro.com has it

    there sold by the size of the ball on the end. mine is 1/2"
    MM 211 W/ Spoolgun
    Diversion 180
    Spectrum 375 X-TREME
    Portable Victor O/A
    Palmgren Bench Drill Press
    14" Evolution Dry Saw
    IR 60 Gal. 3 HP Compressor
    Speedglas 9100x
    My Brain

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    • #3
      Got it today. Man that clip was a bear to get in
      Attached Files
      MM 211 W/ Spoolgun
      Diversion 180
      Spectrum 375 X-TREME
      Portable Victor O/A
      Palmgren Bench Drill Press
      14" Evolution Dry Saw
      IR 60 Gal. 3 HP Compressor
      Speedglas 9100x
      My Brain

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      • #4
        Thanks for posting your findings. I have numerous c-clamps with no ends. Didn't know you could get them so I will have to look into replacing them now.

        This is why it's always nice for the solutions to be posted by the op as it may help someone else.
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        • #5
          Haven't you ever just made your own? Start with a hex nut, sized so that when you drill out the threads it's just big enough for the ball. Braze the nut to an extra -thick flatwasher. Find a smaller flatwasher with a hole that's slightly larger than the neck above the ball. Saw this washer in two. Assemble the part you made on to the ball, tighten the clamp, then braze your split washer halves in place to cage the ball. Almost takes longer to type this up than to do it. Of course, if you have a lathe you can turn out nicer ones, but the brazed ones work fine.
          Last edited by old jupiter; 03-11-2015, 09:04 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by old jupiter View Post
            Haven't you ever just made your own? Start with a hex nut, sized so that when you drill out the threads it's just big enough for the ball. Braze the nut to an extra -thick flatwasher. Find a smaller flatwasher with a hole that's slightly larger than the neck above the ball. Saw this washer in two. Assemble the part you made on to the ball, tighten the clamp, then braze your split washer halves in place to cage the ball. Almost takes longer to type this up than to do it. Of course, if you have a lathe you can turn out nicer ones, but the brazed ones work fine.
            I had two large C Clamps with missing swivels. I bought them like that at a swap meet. I have a 13 X 40 manual lathe and I turned out two swivels in about a half hour. I used mild steel (1018 Hot Rolled) and made them so that they just tapped on over the ball on the end of the screw portion.

            I then used a ball peen hammer to swage the collar portion over the ball on each clamp so that it would stay on. This was more than ten years ago and they are still on there.

            They don't really have to be hardened steel to work properly as a swivel.
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