Any suggestions on a fix? I can still use it but it’s a pain in the ass…
I believe we should be able to repair most things (or I could be cheap )
It’s a 3d printed part. If you have a 3d printer is cut it open and try to replicate.
Attach to a crocodile clip rather than a magnet and clip to shank
Solder wire to a small piece of iron, attach to magnet, make a small housing from hardwood.
You’re not being cheap…$92 USD for new one lol
Magnetic Ground Connector with wire and Banana Plug - the wire is $12.
I am wrong…did not realize I could just order the wire and magnet.
Thank you OF!
You can order replacement wires through 1F. (nowhere near $92).
Or fix it yourself. I have done both. While my self repair may not be pretty, it works.
First thing I did was there was some epoxy/cement of some kind around the magnet tip. I used a box cutter to remove as much of that as I could. I then placed a punch on the magnet and punched it out. ( Towards where the wire would be connected) Inside there is a spring. This is what the wire is soldered to because magnets and heat from soldering don’t play nice. Sol solder to the spring. When put back together I globbed some 5 minute epoxy on both ends. Wipe it off the tip of the magnet. Seems to be working fine. This is what I did. I don’t claim to be right. Just what I did. I have a purchased replacement cord in the drawer for immediate backup if this fails.
Mine broke a few weeks ago. I stripped 1/4" off the end and duct tape it to the collet nut. Works fine. Eventually I’ll solder it to a magnet. There are a ton of ways to keep it going.
Good see some members in the club I joined; the “bish-bash-bosh does the job” club.
My solution to avoid the wire of the probe tip breaking: Coil the wire where it comes out of the probe time 2-3 times, then hot-glue the coiled wire to the probe tip, apply hot glue generously. This is a hacky strain relief that works well for me.
I feel that this is a lack of design in the original probe tip assembly: There is need for a better strain relief for the wire as it is handled regularly, like a phone charging cable (i.e. it doesn’t just stay in place after being connected once).
Ate you using spindle or makita router?
This is a really easy fix Triquetra should do. All it needs is a set screw in the side of the 3d printed magnet holder. Then if the wire eventually breaks it can easily be fixed. I’m surprised mine lasted 10 months.
I ground down the wire side of the 3d printed part until I could get the spring out. Cut off the part of the spring the wire was soldered to and threaded in a banana post. Now with the wire attached to a banana plug I can easily fix it next time.
I also added a magnet to the aluminum probe block so there is a place to keep the part that goes to the chuck (another simple thing Triquetra or Onefinity could do).