Here are three small quick and easy improvements I made to my Bosch Stabilizer.
1. Add a Wire. See green arrow and black wire in photo.
Installing or removing the stabilizer can be a pain. Because it is hard to handle when it unfolds and flops around.
A little piece of wire looped around the arm and a pin easily solves this problem.
2. Add a Knob (Adjustable Position Handle). See red arrow in photo.
I replaced the set screw that holds the tool shaft with an adjustable handle. I can now easily adjust the length or angle of the tool AS I GO. I don’t have to stop and fiddle around with trying to find an allen wrench for the set screw.
You can purchase a knob from local hardware store. Or you can purchase an Adjustable Position Handle, 5/16″-18 thread, with 3/4″ long stud from www.mcmaster.com item # 6271K21.
3. Add Thumb Screws to Handle. See blue arrow in photo.
I replaced the set screws in the tool handle with thumb screws. Another improvement that allows me to easily adjust the length of the tool in the stabilizer or install a different tool. No allen wrench required.
You can get 5/16″ by 18 thumb screws from local hardware store. Or the plastic head thumb screws, I like are www.mcmaster.com item # 91185A959. Two-arm, 5/16″-18 thread, 3/4″ long, Head 1-1/2″ wide.
Note: In the photo you may have noticed that my stabilizer has a lot of holes for the movable pin. I created a custom tool rest for my stabilizer with my own hole pattern. Stay tuned for a blog append with more details.