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Forum topic by jopo posted 02-01-2016 06:34 PM 358 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jopo

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02-01-2016 06:34 PM

I broke the tote on my #7 Gage this weekend. What happened is that the long screw came loose and all the pressure was then put on the thin area of the tote located around the short screw (toe?). Since the crack has gone through the hole on the toe and around that area, and the fact that I’ve already repaired the area just 1/4 above this makes me wonder if I can make a solid repair. I’ll give it a try.

Question #1:Does anyone know if the Gage 7 totes were the same of the non Gage line? I may keep my eyes open for a Bailey tote if this repair fails.

Question #2: When you crack your tote but it hasn’t broken all the way through, how do you keep from crying as you now need to purposely break the piece off in order to glue/epoxy it up. Actually the real question might be…is there a better way to break the piece off. I’d think that bending it might be the only way but it’ll also cause some compression that I’ll need to fill. Ok…man up right? Break it glue it and get on with yourself.


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James Wright

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#1 posted 02-01-2016 08:53 PM

I have a syringe for just that porous, but even then Is often easier to break it and make a complete repair

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 02:08 AM

If the break is clean you can often force it open a little, flood it with CA and clamp it shut.

-- occasional musings on my blog: www.bridgerberdel.wordpress.com

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