Adding a Latch to the Refined Step-stop to make it more like the original

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Adding a Latch to the Refined Step-stop to make it more like the original

Post by vjmanzo » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:01 pm

Hey everyone,

Just figured I’d share a simple mod I’ve been doing on a few of my refined Flys; if you prefer the original Step-stop, in my opinion, this simple mod is the next best thing to replacing the refined step-stop with the original, and you don’t have to remove your bridge in order to do it!

Just order this Black-Oxide Alloy Steel Socket Head Screw, 4-40 Thread Size, 7/16" Long from McMaster-Carr, which will fit in the 1/8” round hole of a refined step-stop.
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Then just put a drop of glue on the tip of the screw and then use the 3/32” t-bar hex wrench that came with your Fly to put the screw into the hole of the step-stop and hold the screw in place while the glue dries (you can probably use a small piece of double-sided tape for a less-permanent solution).
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The result is a screw head that is just slightly above a flush-mount, but still easily moveable with your thumb. The screw head is also just thick enough that the screw head slightly touches the side walls of the channel in the backplate, so it takes a little effort to move the step stop, but it won’t accidentally move if you brush up against it. You can use the dimensions of the screw to have more or less height and “side resistance”.

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Small tweak, but it’s working for my needs.
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Re: Adding a Latch to the Refined Step-stop to make it more like the original

Post by jb63 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:54 pm

Brilliant!
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Re: Adding a Latch to the Refined Step-stop to make it more like the original

Post by vjmanzo » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:32 pm

Thanks, JB!
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Re: Adding a Latch to the Refined Step-stop to make it more like the original

Post by billy » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:55 pm

That’s awesome! How about threading that hole for fine adjustment and using a drop of loctite? You’d need a flat bottom tap and next size screw I think.
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Re: Adding a Latch to the Refined Step-stop to make it more like the original

Post by vjmanzo » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:59 pm

That’s a good idea!
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