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.
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.