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Old November 14th, 2012, 10:33 AM
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As I said before, I originally made this for my own application, and never intended to be making them for other people. However, due to the expressed interest I am now considering it and would appreciate it if any comments insinuating that this is unnecessary be kept out of this thread. If you are interested in one, great! If you aren't interested, that is great as well. I will not sell anyone a product that I'm not proud of, and I also will not sacrifice quality for cost.

Please bear with me while I get the costs worked out, and thanks again for your interest!
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Old November 14th, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Looks like a great design. I would be interested to see a real world test in the back of a truck offroad to validate its holding power and also think it would be good to establish what size/brands of extinguishers it will hold.
I am sure we can hook it up to my truck and go wheelin'... twist my rubber arm
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Old November 14th, 2012, 01:10 PM
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I am sure we can hook it up to my truck and go wheelin'... twist my rubber arm
Otherwise you guys can feel free to send a few over this way and we will be glad to try them for you!
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Old November 14th, 2012, 01:11 PM
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why are we trying to reengineer quick fist clamps again??
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Old November 14th, 2012, 01:26 PM
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I would take 1or 2 dependant on price and I am in the Denver area so no shipping.

Quick fist is OK but this looks like a bit of a step up in quality and ease of use compared to the one size fits all rubber bands
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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:05 PM
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why are we trying to reengineer quick fist clamps again??
I am not trying to reengineer anyone else's clamp. If you're interested in purchasing one, please say so. Otherwise, please move on and read the forum rules for the classified section so that you will quit dirtying up the thread.

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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Just a quick update for you guys. I've got the majority of my parts/pieces drawn up, and have managed to get some rough estimate quotes together. My initial thoughts are that it will be very difficult to hit the $50 price point that a lot of you have suggested, and have it be worth my while. I have other personal projects going right now, and I can't afford to do this by donating the time required to order parts, do the tig-welding, and then assemble it so that I can verify that you receive a quality product.

As it stands now, I am working on ways to simplify the design that will provide reduced cost, improved function, and reliability. I'm also looking for a good shop in the area that can provide water jet services at a decent price to save on shipping costs.

I know some of you were interested in one that would hold up to corrosion and aluminum should work quit well in almost all cases, but I will consider doing a version in stainless if you feel that aluminum will be inadequate (such as in a salt water environment), and if there is enough interest to justify it. I can tell you right now that it will probably be more than twice as much due to the increased cost in materials & fabrication though. For example, my initial search for the shoulder bolts required in stainless are $15 each!
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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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I am not trying to reengineer anyone else's clamp. If you're interested in purchasing one, please say so. Otherwise, please move on and read the forum rules for the classified section so that you will quit dirtying up the thread.

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I hear you there, but as of now this is really only a "feeler" thread - i.e. you don't have an actual product ready to ship, nor has a price point been determined as of yet. Alternative solutions, feedback (positive and negative), and other discussions seem useful so far, as this whole thing may not even ever happen, and people here may need a solution right now.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 01:31 PM
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Have them made in China. They will be like $5 each.
There are aluminum alloys that can withstand salt water just fine.
Just wonder if these can also be made larger and smaller for other cylindrical objects. I can see air tanks, flashlights, all kind of stuff.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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A maglite flashlight holder would be great...
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Old November 15th, 2012, 03:44 PM
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The design should scale fairly well for other sizes up to a point. I'm afraid that by the time you get one to securely hold a 10lb extinguisher that you may not be able to pull it out though. Going smaller ought to be easy.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 11:38 AM
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I feel that I have enough information together now to set the initial price point at ~$75. This is not a final price, but a realistic number to start at. It is very likely that it will be less than $75 but I don't want to tell people it will be $60, then have to charge $75 if you know what I mean. I have learned a lot over the last week about water jet, and certain features of the parts can add to the cost per part considerably. I have been making little tweaks to the design to trim the cost as much as possible without giving up any reliability or function. For example, I have removed the cut-out in the sides of the clamp which not only reduces cost of the side plate, but adds strength to the overall unit and allows for a heavier spring giving a tighter grip on the extinguisher.

Here's a rendering from the 3D model (this one still has the cut-out) for your viewing pleasure.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Here's an updated rendering with the clamp open.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 01:19 PM
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very nice Brian!
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 06:50 PM
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After doing some research into casting, I think I can reduce the cost quite a bit and possibly get back down closer to the $50 price point that everyone would like. Hopefully I'll get some quotes back next week on casting. I've also added a Neoprene insert to the bottom side of the clamp to help prevent lateral movement in the clamp.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 06:53 PM
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In in for probably 3-4 @ $50
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I've also added a Neoprene insert to the bottom side of the clamp to help prevent lateral movement in the clamp.
Great idea, wasn't it
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