I've got some stuff down in the shop that I bought at a tool show that is
made for bonding?/brazing? aluminum parts back together. You've probably
seen the demo of the guy who takes these welding rod things, heats up a pop
can with a torch, then swirls the rod on the hot can. It spans the hole in
the can, stronger than when original. I've used it to fix holes in lawn
mower engine blocks, but never to join two parts together. But, it might
Here's what's on the instructions:
"Dura-Fix", for industrial maintenance: fabricate, repair, maintain -
aluminum and alloys. It says in the instructions that you can do butt-welds
with scrap aluminum. So, maybe it'll work for your broken bracket.
Thanks Bob. Found a web site at http://durafix.com /. Looks interesting
if a bit pricey. That may be a solution though. Wish it had words like
"magic" or "super" on it though. ;-)
Nah, it might actually work since it doesn't have words like "magic" or
"super" on it. :)
Another thing, if you get desperate... Depending on how complicated the
casting is, you might be able to cast a new one. Aluminum is reputedly
fairly easy to cast.
Haven't done it, but it's on my some day list. I've done some reading,
though none of it fresh enough to offer real advice.
I'm sure that would be the hard road, but sometimes desperate situations
call for desperate measures.
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Hey Jo4hn. When I bought the "clone" of a Delta 14" the upper guide
did not track the blade
when moving it up and down. Either the hole for the guide was missdriled
or some other mistake
in machining was made. What I did was make a new upper hub assy. that
holds the wheel with
the bearing location moved over by about 3/16 or maybe even a 1/4 inch.
Machined it out of a
block of aluminium. SOOO! it should be no great problem to just make a
new assy. even better
than the original. Where you be? any place close to Abq. NM? I'd be glad
I recently had the same problem with my Ohio Forge and after buying a
Grizzley and looking at the borg and a few other places at other bandsaws,
realized that most upper assemblies are very similiar. Check around and ya
might find one that is very close to what you have and with a few
alterations would work.
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