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Old 09-28-2021, 10:02 PM
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Default How Many Clecos Should I Have?

I'm getting the PlaneTools RV-14 kit. It shows that I should be getting:
  • 325 x 3/32" Cleco fasteners
  • 175 x 1/8" Cleco Fasteners

Is this enough or should I be ordering more?
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Old 09-28-2021, 10:13 PM
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I'm getting the PlaneTools RV-14 kit. It shows that I should be getting:
  • 325 x 3/32" Cleco fasteners
  • 175 x 1/8" Cleco Fasteners

Is this enough or should I be ordering more?
Standard build or quick build?

If quick build you should be fine. If standard (slow) build then at least double the 3/32. The wings and fuse take a lot of clecos even if you space them every other hole. I'd get a few more (50?) of the 1/8 too. Some places you'll get thin but you won't run out of those like you will the 3/32.
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Old 09-28-2021, 10:16 PM
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Standard build or quick build?

If standard then at least double the 3/32. The wings and fuse take a lot of clecos even if you space them every other hole. I'd get a few more (50?) of the 1/8 too. Some places you'll get thin but you won't run out of those like you will the 3/32.
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Old 09-29-2021, 05:39 AM
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You’ll want more. Inevitably you’ll mess up a part you’re doing and have to set it aside until a replacement piece comes in. You will want to leave your work cleco’d together and start tackling something else and find yourself short on clecos.
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Old 09-29-2021, 06:13 AM
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you guys buy clecoes?

Don't they just grow under benches and tool boxes like mushrooms? At least that's where I always find a few
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Old 09-29-2021, 08:07 AM
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you guys buy clecoes?

Don't they just grow under benches and tool boxes like mushrooms? At least that's where I always find a few
Socks disappear from the dryer and manifest themselves as clecoes in the most amazing places!

OK: clecoes are like guitars: can you HAVE too many? If you run out during a critical part of your construction, it will frustrate you and you will curse yourself. Get more! It isn't like you won't use them!
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Old 09-29-2021, 11:12 AM
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Buy some extra if you think you’ll need them. You will thank yourself the one time you need them all.
But what you really need is a second Cleko plier set! Amazing how you can never find it when you reach for them!
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Old 09-29-2021, 01:05 PM
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I've found the perfect number is 15 more than what you have.
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Old 09-29-2021, 01:54 PM
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More, but you don't need them right away. be ready to place orders for more, though, and as said above, get two plier sets, they are cheap.

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... as said above, get two plier sets, they are cheap....
Since I had a frequent helper, I bought 3 pliers - 1 for me, 1 for the helper and 1 to be lost.
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