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Can anyone suggest an intuitive way of locking a cam lever such as this?

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  • $\begingroup$ What is your definition of "intuitive"? $\endgroup$
    – Solar Mike
    May 29 at 6:49
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    $\begingroup$ we have no idea what your intuition is telling you $\endgroup$
    – jsotola
    May 29 at 6:55
  • $\begingroup$ your question is seeking an opinion ... not everybody will have the same intuition about the solution to the problem ... that makes your question off topic here $\endgroup$
    – jsotola
    May 29 at 7:01

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Many methods come to mind:

  1. bolt with a nut through the handle. (depends on what it is securing)

  2. a C clip to hold the handle to a given surface.

  3. a zip tie around the handle to some fixing or hole.

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On the backside of the stuff being clamped, add a spacer tube with a spring over it, then a washer and nylok nut. The handle over-centers and is held by the spring.

See PNs 11,53,58,57,16 in the IPB below. The part description is in the link.

https://partscatalog.deere.com/jdrc/sidebyside/equipment/66671/referrer/navigation/pgId/407887826

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The European ball-hitch trailer coupler has a suitable mechanism.

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Image source: Edwards Trailers UK.

  • The fingers of the hand are inserted in the handle.
  • The thumb presses at (1) to opens the safety catch releasing the handle at (3).
  • The handle can now be moved up (2).
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  • $\begingroup$ any such locking latches that thread on like this but smaller? actually a friction cinch on a smooth rod would be better, something like a caulk gun mechanism with locking engagement .. thinking alternatively one of those irwin 'quick grip' clamps with a lock $\endgroup$
    – gothicsurf
    May 29 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ Product recommendations are off-topic, I'm afraid. I don't know of any in any case. $\endgroup$
    – Transistor
    May 29 at 19:37

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