I also just got one of these stabilizers and thought I was going to really like it. However, the second time I tried to use it, both the pins that are used to lock the adustable height pieces messed up. One sheared completely off and the other one bent real bad.
I didn't think I ratcheted it too tight, but that may have been the case.....so I'm not knocking the product, in case it was error on my part. Just letting everyone know what happened to me.
I took it apart and the pin is just built onto a piece of V shaped metal that works like a spring, when in the tube. Problem is, I haven't been able to find any of these in any hardware store yet. If anyone knows where to find them, I would be appreciative.
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