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I have a Vault tripod and one of the leg clamps broke, is the tripod trash? or can it be fixed?

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  • Stefonius Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same issue. I can't find information on the company that made this tripod anywhere. I'd hate to throw it away because I really like it.

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sblood
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SOURCE: One Leg has loss it's grip.

take it apart, there is a rubber ring like a belt or rubber band, either broken or missing. you will have to find a relacement for that, may have to take apart another leg to have one to compare, course I don't honestly know where you will find that piece. too take it apart just keep spinning the lock counterclockwise until it comes off. good luck.

Posted on Jun 07, 2007

SOURCE: Velbon VMATE-607/F Tripod - Broken Leg Lock

duct tape

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

morgan747
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SOURCE: Leg clamp tightening adjustment on a 055 tripod

There should be a nut on the other side of the housing of the tightening lever that you can tighten. Turn the lever to unlock the leg then start with 1/8 th turns of the nut to tighten, then turn the lever to lock the leg. Do this until you get the desired locking.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: The lower leg clamp on my SLIK U212 deluxe is cracked.

Per another post on here i located a website which sells Slik parts -
http://kenkooutlet.com
- the part was cheap but the shipping was too high in my case. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken leg clip on Manfrotto Modo 785B

Yes you can. But I saw that your Manfrotto is possible to buy for 50 Euro.
Anyway the part you need is the full leg called CODE:
R785,203B
you can see the datasheet on the spare part site of Manfrotto:
http://www.manfrotto.com/webdav/site/manfrotto/shared/manfrotto_nord/pdf/7/785B_20070503.pdf
Regards
PDG

Posted on May 11, 2010

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The leg clamp on my tripod is broken i need to find a replacement


They were not made to be serviced. They were made to be disposable essentially, but you might contact the folks at B&H to see if they may have a solution.

Otherwise depending how it broke, it might be able to be cemented, or reconfigured to accept a different type of clamp. I had a no name type of tripod that required some caredul filing to restore a lip on a clamp so it would lock after the original lip snapped off.

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I need a lower leg clamp for my 190xb manfrotto tripod.


Hi there,
You can order the lower leg clamp as a part from http://bogentripodparts.com/parts/190XDB.htm
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Leg slips will not lock


Although I'm not familiar with your particular make and model it sounds like a common problem which affects many other tripods. If the legs clamp with a lever action then if you closely examine each clamp as you activate the lever I expect that you'll find a small crack opens up in the clamp assembly.

It's a faulty design as the clamps simply aren't strong enough for the load and eventually crack due to fatigue. Some manufacturers supply replacement leg clamps but they also fail and fitting them usually costs more than the tripod is worth.

Next time, consider buying a tripod which has rotating collars to lock the legs with. They're not as quick to operate as lever action (a.k.a. "quick release") clamps, but they don't take much longer and last far longer. Rotating collar clamps are only suitable for tubular legs, and to be as rigid as extruded profile legs there's usually an increased weight penalty unless you spend far more on carbon fibre versions.

Personally, I tend to buy cheap but perfectly good non brand name lightweight tripods which I can get for £10 including a carry bag and handle and expect to have to replace them when broken: usually about once a year. It's a lot cheaper than spending over £300 on a good one and means I can afford to have a spare one in the car.

ALDI (in the UK and Europe) sell a £10 tripod which comes with a handle, carry bag, pan/tilt head,quick release leg clamps, geared centre column plus two quick release mounting plates and has a bag hook at the bottom of the centre column; it even has a no quibble three year guarantee. It's not a smooth or as well built as many, but can't be beaten at the price.

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The lower leg clamp on my SLIK U212 deluxe is cracked.


Per another post on here i located a website which sells Slik parts -
http://kenkooutlet.com
- the part was cheap but the shipping was too high in my case. Good luck.

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Leg clamp tightening adjustment on a 055 tripod.Under weight the leg telescopes in on itself. Clamp doesnot grip tightly enough on the middle diameter leg tube.


There should be a nut on the other side of the housing of the tightening lever that you can tighten. Turn the lever to unlock the leg then start with 1/8 th turns of the nut to tighten, then turn the lever to lock the leg. Do this until you get the desired locking.

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Assuming you still have the female part with the treads in tact, you can do what I did. I used a hose clamp, the kind used on radiators, but larger. First, take off the lock down knob, then put the hose clamp over the broken plastic housing and mark where the knob would screw through. Then remove the hose clamp, placing it on a sturdy surface and use a 5/16 drill bit to make a hole where the lock down know will pass through. Place the hose clamp over the plastic housing, insert the knob, tighten the hose clamp (but not so much that it restricts the tripod leg from moving) and you are done! I can send you pictures of the process and the final result. It saved me from buying a new tripod! I can be e-mailed at boingsplatplop@yahoo.com if you have questions.
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