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  • Should I graduate to the extended pusher?

    When I wear my TLC-X I can push the rod all the way to the tip of the device and tighten the collet. I'm wondering if I should replace the shorter pusher rod with the longer one. My only concern is that when wearing the device with a strap the rod may get in the way of the clamp on the strap. Any thoughts?
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    Interference between the tugging handle and your pusher rod is best resolved (in my experience) with a valet ring or a key ring, then connect your strap to that ring instead of the tugging handle. That also helps to prevent uncomfortable binding and twisting because the valet ring is somewhat free to twist around without transmitting that to the tugging handle.

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    • #3
      I do have a key ring at the end of the handle but I still feel as though the rod may scratch up against the clamp.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by mjwise View Post
        Interference between the tugging handle and your pusher rod is best resolved (in my experience) with a valet ring or a key ring, then connect your strap to that ring instead of the tugging handle.
        That works great for me. I use a split ring that is the same diameter as the skinny opening of the retainer cone. This way I don't need to remove the ring when sliding the retainer through the tugger handle.
        The rod scratches a little up against the clamp, but it hasn't been an issue.
        I also started using the long rod when I was able to push the short one all the way to the tip.
        From Madrid, Spain. Restoring with T-Tape, Manual, TLC & TLC-X since Jan 2014. Started as a CI-2, currently between CI-4 and CI-5 depending on the day.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MyForeskin View Post
          I do have a key ring at the end of the handle but I still feel as though the rod may scratch up against the clamp.
          The rods are pretty tough. I prefer the old collar/set screw hardware which leaves marks on the push rod anyway. That hasn't caused a functional issue to date.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by MyForeskin View Post
            When I wear my TLC-X I can push the rod all the way to the tip of the device and tighten the collet. I'm wondering if I should replace the shorter pusher rod with the longer one. My only concern is that when wearing the device with a strap the rod may get in the way of the clamp on the strap. Any thoughts?
            My first choice is to make the tugger body effectively longer by adding TLC Selects spacer disks between the Pusher and the Tugger body. This lets me comfortably control which part of my skin tube falls at the skinniest part of the tugger during application. But add enough spacers and you'll need the longer Rod anyway.

            The strap interferes a bit with the Rod, but I don't see it is a drawback.


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