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    Replacement handle (forged) for plastic handle (broken) on new welder

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    This pathetic piece of brittle plastic is supposed to bear the weight of a 15kg portable arc welder. It arrived broken, so I have made a replacement in steel.Replacement handle (forged) for plastic handle (broken) on new welder-b90f239b-4946-4fe1-813e-3cae8b6f08bf.jpeg
    I count myself very fortunate that I have the facility to do this. I do not know another way of making one. What would you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Davies View Post
    This pathetic piece of brittle plastic is supposed to bear the weight of a 15kg portable arc welder. It arrived broken, so I have made a replacement in steel.

    I count myself very fortunate that I have the facility to do this. I do not know another way of making one. What would you do?
    Plumber's tape and a piece of whittled or sabersawn wood would also do. Your way is more elegant, and is actually what I'd have done, though it might be cold forged instead of hot.

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    Piece of old seat belt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WmRMeyers View Post
    Plumber's tape and a piece of whittled or sabersawn wood would also do. Your way is more elegant, and is actually what I'd have done, though it might be cold forged instead of hot.

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    Thank you Bill. There is a hook at o e end and a tongue at the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Davies View Post
    Thank you Bill. There is a hook at o e end and a tongue at the other.
    I understood that. It's very similar to the one on my HF fluxcore welder. Possibly identical. I have a stack of modifications I want to do to it, and replacing the rather flimsy handle is only one of them. AFTER I get all the machine tools running. Been a long while already, probably an unreasonably longer time to go. Once upon a time it was readily accessible. Not quite so now.

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    Thanks Philip Davies! We've added your Portable Welder Handle to our Welding category,
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