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    Hey all, Does anyone make a twist lock for 1.25" focuser? I was changing lenses and lost one of the thumb bolts. I found a 2" to 1.25" adapter but no just 1.25". Does anyone make one...

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    I do not know BUT take the other set screw (thump bolt)over to almost any hardware store and buy a new one with the correct thread... I replaced my metal screws with nylon screws that will not scratch the barrels of the eyepieces (have no idea why I wanted to protect the eyepiece barrels but for 50 cents why not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob327 View Post
    I do not know BUT take the other set screw (thump bolt)over to almost any hardware store and buy a new one with the correct thread... I replaced my metal screws with nylon screws that will not scratch the barrels of the eyepieces (have no idea why I wanted to protect the eyepiece barrels but for 50 cents why not

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    Thanks for the reply, ill have to pick up a few of them bolts....i have a feeling wont be the first one i lose.

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    Baader makes a compression ring holder for either 1.25" or 2" They call it a Click Lock Eyepiece clamp. If you're in the US, check with Alpineastro, in Canada, try KW Telescope in Kitchener.

 

 

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