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Re: Time for a new device

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:03 am
by TwistedMister
wishful4 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:01 pm
I recommend the A271 or A272 depending on your size. The "arc" base ring is crazy comfortable. However, be careful from which seller you purchase. Quality can vary widely.
How does one tell the good from the bad?

Re: Time for a new device

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:47 pm
by wishful4
I was a little surprised yesterday. I recently ordered another DHGate A271 mainly to have a spare integral lock and a smaller 40MM arc ring. My spouse unlocked me yesterday so I could try the smaller ring. To my chagrin, the two pins on the cage would not go into the holes on the arc ring, not even close. The holes were drilled way wider than the pins on my cage. Guess they are all made to fit the cage that comes with them. I bought the whole device because it was cheaper than just a new ring. Guess it is going in the trash

Re: Time for a new device

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:11 pm
by locked4her55
wishful4 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:47 pm
The holes were drilled way wider than the pins on my cage. Guess they are all made to fit the cage that comes with them.
Same with me. The cages are not interchangeable with the rings between my A271 & A273 and I purchased both devices from the same seller.

Re: Time for a new device

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:27 am
by KittensBoyToy
The holes were drilled way wider than the pins on my cage.

If you have access to a drill press you should be able to drill new holes.

Re: Time for a new device

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:44 am
by Tom Allen
Interestingly, I bought an A272, an A274, and (I think) an A273 at the same time from the same seller. The A273 was just to get one of those ball splitter base rings. However, all of them were interchangeable for me. The A272 I cut up to experiment with, and ended up making a cock ring from the cast cuff ring. The ball splitter, I discovered, looked cool, but was impractical for daily wear.

That said, I'm under the impression that there is one company doing the casting, but possibly different shops doing the machining, or possibly, a different shop from the place doing the welding. And if the pins are quite a bit different, it's also possible that somebody made a mistake, so instead of scrapping a bunch, they decided to make the cages to fit.

Re: Time for a new device

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:45 am
by Tom Allen
Also, the cuff ring could probably be drilled to accept the different cage pins, but you would need to carefully fixture it in a vice, surrounded by some wood, and use a decent drill bit meant for stainless. Not everybody has a drill press hanging around, although I can't imagine why. :lol:

Re: Time for a new device

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:48 am
by danj
Tom Allen wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:45 am
Also, the cuff ring could probably be drilled to accept the different cage pins, but you would need to carefully fixture it in a vice, surrounded by some wood, and use a decent drill bit meant for stainless. Not everybody has a drill press hanging around, although I can't imagine why. :lol:
No drill press here, either. But I do need to get that vice I bought like 6 months ago mounted on my workbench!

Re: Time for a new device

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:16 pm
by Bird in a Cage
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No drill press here, either. But I do need to get that vice I bought like 6 months ago mounted on my workbench!
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Take it to your father-in-law’s garage... I’m sure he wouldn’t mind helping adjust your device for his daughter’s pleasure. LOL.