Does not effect fuction of benchmate. Has been kept well oiled. The plastic pads on clap is missing in first photo, but I have new replacements that pop right in, shown in second photo.The item "GRS BenchMate" is in sale since Tuesday, July 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Jewelry Design & Repair\Jewelry Tools\Engraving Tools". The seller is "rob8210half" and is located in Carmel, California. This item can be shipped to United States.