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Tripod fitting

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I bought a cheap tripod off eBay with a ‘standard’ fitting . Needless to say it doesn’t fit my dewalt laser .

spec of tripod is 5/8 inch connector 

I think dewalt laser thread is 0.25”

Can anyone point me in the direction of a thread connector type thing to connect these two ?

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1 hour ago, Ed Davies said:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NICEYRIG-Thread-Adapter-Microphone-Female/dp/B07646GV3W

 

Difficult to be sure from the photo if you need a 5/8th male or female. I assume female but if male then there are probably more adapters available.

Yeah I think that would do the trick .

Almost cost the same as the tripod !

Much appreciated though 👍

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Well it almost fitted!

Screws into dewalt laser no issue. But on tripod stand it's too loose (must be just 1 or 2 mm out ). So erm; what should I order now - half way there! 😂

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3 hours ago, pocster said:

what should I order now

 

PTFE tape?

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Probably need to check that thread on the tripod is really 5/8th. Should be 27 threads per inch, might be easier to check that.

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As far as I can see, things like camera mounts, laser levels, and other optical sort of stuff that may need tripod mounting, tend to use UNC threads (American). I suppose you may get away with Whitworth, if you can find any these days. Except for my telescope tripod, which is an M10.

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18 hours ago, Russdl said:

 

PTFE tape?

Did the trick ! An entire roll mind !!

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On 21/01/2020 at 11:07, pocster said:

Did the trick ! An entire roll mind !!

 

Good grief! It was loose wasn't it!

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