One component of the CGE which didn't impress me a lot is the T-knob that they use for tightening the legs. These are
nothing but a 3/8" set-screw wound into a T handle with Lock-Tite keeping it together. The hex-key end cuts into the
brass pressure plate in the leg, the Lock-Tite fails and they just aren't designed well.|
What I did was to unscrew the setscrew from the knob and reverse it. Once screwed in as far as it would go then a hole was drilled through the hole thing and a pin driven through. Now they are completely solid with no chance of the head becoming loose from the set screw. Also, the non-hex end of the screw is easier on the pressure plate.