Astro-Physics M12676 Safety Stop
||The new one-piece, washerless safety stop is machined from a solid piece of aluminum and hard anodized black. It fits in the end of either the new style counterweight shafts (M12601-C and 14" model to come), the counterweight shaft extension (M12675), or the Declination Axis.
The Safety Stop''''s'' large threads and washerless, one-piece design make it a pleasure to use, especially in the field. It screws into the shaft end of the declination axis for storage and transport providing both protection for your mount and a place where it won'''t get lost! Because it will turn, be careful if using the Safety Stop as a handle when lifting your Dec. axis.