Measuring Square Pin Holder
Category: Measuring squares, position adjustment, tool, shop, workshop
Problem: I bought a set of measuring tools that used the same foot-long metal bar. Depending on the function, you would move the bar form one tool to another. Each tool has a spring-loaded retaining screw that has a lip at the end that feeds through a channel in the bar. When the screw is tightened, the bar is held in place. When it is loosened, the spring allows the bar to be moved to a position and then tightened. When the bar is removed, the screw is loose in the hole, and can easily slide out and become lost.
Action: After searching for some mislaid screws, I thought that perhaps if it was held in place by a rubber tube or something of the sort, it would allow for the screw to be moved in and out enough to slide the bar in and secure it but when there was no bar, the screw would not be able to fall out of the hole no matter what position the tool was in.
Result: It works great!
Additional Thoughts: It is really nice to pick up a tool and have all the parts there when I need it.
When idea was conceived: 7/3/11 – 11/6/11
How much time it took to develop: 1 hour
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: In use.
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