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Vizkey Camelback - Wow!

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by N7TAT, Mar 22, 2021.

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  1. N7TAT

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    I just picked one up used. And I love it. It looks great, is wonderfully made and the action is so smooth. So incredibly smooth.

    It has replaced my Junker as my favorite key. Next step is to see if I can find a mushroom knob for it.
  2. KG7WGX

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    I had a Vizkey Camelback a couple of years ago and I found it worked quite well. Nice machining, too.

    Helpful hint - Check to make sure the end of the tension screw isn't "rough" or it will eventually damage the leaf spring as it slides on it.

    I also put a different knob on it, similar to this one -

    Hope it serves you well for many years.
  3. N7TAT

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    Tension screw roughness. Great suggestion. I will check it.
  4. N7TAT

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    here is a pic. PXL_20210326_003233998.jpg
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  5. KU8L

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    All of the CB's that have been built since I acquired Vizkey (mid 2015), have had the end of the tension screw radiussed and polished. A drop of silicone grease or something like TriFlow will keep it going well. Trunion points as well.
  6. W4HAY

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    We used to put poker chips under the knobs of our J-38s.
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