How to fasten the Becker Lock Grip hand grip by increasing spring tension [how to]

Adjusting tension on Lockgrip hand

  • Remove inspection cover by removing 4 minute screws and lifting off cover; to not lose these mini screws best place them into a cup (one that is otherwise clean and also empty).
  • Remove wrist connection by first removing all three wood screws on the base plate. Then remove wrist connector.
  • Use a large flat screw driver.
  • Turn washer with screwdriver clockwise for more, anti clockwise for less tension. 1/2 turn either way will add or lessen tension about one PSI. Be careful not to drop spring off washer when lessening tension.When adding tension 3 coils above washer and spring should be maxed out. Over stretching may have a negative effect. Now turn back washer just enough so hooked end of spring inside hand is perpendicular to steel plate. This will eliminate spring noise.
  • In case of questions contact beckerhands@aol.com or call 651-224-1796, John Becker.

 

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Cite this article:
Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - How to fasten the Becker Lock Grip hand grip by increasing spring tension [how to]; published 31/03/2016, 13:07; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=5826.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1603661870, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - How to fasten the Becker Lock Grip hand grip by increasing spring tension [how to]}}, month = {March},year = {2016}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=5826}}