New foot for a toggle clamp
When I needed a longer foot for one of my toggle clamps, I came upon this simple solution
When I needed a longer foot for one of my toggle clamps, I came upon this simple solution. The threaded shank is a standard 3⁄8 in., so I removed the shorter foot and replaced it with a longer 3⁄8-in. carriage bolt. The head of that bolt is slightly over 3⁄4 in. dia., so a 3⁄4-in. rubber chair foot fits it perfectly. Both items are available at hardware stores and home centers. This trick will work on larger toggle clamps with the 3⁄8-in. shank. If your toggle clamp is smaller than that, try a different bolt size and get creative with the rubber foot.
—BILL SELDON, Lake Bluff, Ill.