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#7276 tim53

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Posted Yesterday, 10:22 PM

My Sears 6345 tube mounting rings are broken. When I bought it at the yard sale the tube was

zip-tied to the mount !

Every once in a while I have a job I can't repair myself. I do my best but welding aluminum is

something I can't do.

Welding aluminum is a specialist job and they like things clean. Also, the parts will be heated in 

a oven just before the welding so strip all paint.

These rings are for the Sears model 6345 so forget about finding a replacement.

Notice the pairs are serial numbered, these were handmade and are a matched pair.

Depressing sight but we do what must be done.

Robert

 

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I'd be inclined to make replacements out of lexan and bondoglass, or aluminum flat stock and a ring roller from Harbor Freight.

 

Or get some aluminum brazing rod (they sell it at Harbor Freight), and try repairing them.




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