Wimberley FAQs and Support Topics

How do I reduce stick-slip in the Plamp’s segments?

The clip on the end of the clamp can be manipulated into just about any position. Unfortunately, there will remain certain amount of stick-slip in the movement of the individual segments. This means that as you put a certain amount of force on the clip to move in a particular direction, it refuses to move for a while and then breaks loose and perhaps moves a little farther than you want.

This problem can be remedied by sanding the last few (perhaps five) segments adjacent to the clip. (You definitely should not treat all of the segments in this way because it will reduce the ability of the Plamp to handle a load.

Disassemble the end of the Plamp so that you have access to as many segments as you want to modify. Use about 220 grit sandpaper. Sand the exterior ball-shaped portion by rotating circularly around the segment, while holding the sandpaper against it. Thus the small striations created by sanding will be perpendicular to the axis of the segment.

This treatment should dramatically reduce the amount of stick-slip. By the same token, it will increase the accuracy and speed with which you can make minute adjustments of the Plamp clip.

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm