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Old 17th January 2022 | Show parent
Lives for gear
Originally Posted by jpgerard ➡️
Same system: 5/8" with (included) 3/8-5/8" adapter. The move was due to a number of causes, ie. the recurring insert thread cutting problem was annoying, there was a really painful logistics issue, and moving to EU made products is still important to some folks... supply chain not so much but it's a safer bet to move to German made given what's going on in Asia. Finally, Roger likes being Eco friendly whenever possible and sourcing from within the EU beats importing from Asia.
Ah ok...I didn't realize that Roger himself was cutting that double thread himself into the previous Taiwanese mount...I'd assumed it came pre-fabicated that way from Taiwan !

No matter, I can live with the additional plastic adapter as's easier to remove with a pair of grip pliers than the alternate brass, steel or aluminium barrel adapters... which often get trapped deep inside the 5/8 thread, and are almost impossible to extract (even with a wide thin flat-bladed screwdriver !!)