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Forum topic by nakmuay posted 01-05-2018 03:01 PM 513 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nakmuay

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01-05-2018 03:01 PM

I inherited 3 or 4 abused socket chisels. This is a 1inch Sargent. The chisels them selves just need sharpening and are good to go, the sockets are all smushed. Is there way to save these or modify them. I here to tow away good steel.



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#1 posted 01-05-2018 03:48 PM

Last one I had like that…I used a grinder to remove just the flared part

This one had two “mushrooms”

2” wide slick, cleaned up nicely…

Just go slow with the grinder, use a big cup of water right beside the grinder. You could come in from the open end, grind away enough the flared part comes off like a washer. Do not heat the good part any more than needed, and dunk in the water a lot.

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#2 posted 01-05-2018 06:36 PM

Thanks bandit, how much socket did you have left? I have about half an inch, do you think that would be enough to attach the handle?

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#3 posted 01-05-2018 11:26 PM

I’d have to measure it, sometime. You only need to remove the flared out part, Maybe until it looks like a washer? You could add a handle before the grinder work. Just grind down to the handle. As long as the rest of the socket hasn’t been split, should be ok.

Some that are set up with a forge and an anvil…can heat and hammer the flared part part into shape….

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#4 posted 01-07-2018 01:20 PM

I have several like this that I’d like to fix. They don’t have enough socket left to cut off the mushrooms. I figure both of my two options involve a blacksmith. One is to forge what’s left into a tang and add a ferrule to use it that way. The other is to properly forge weld the socket back together. The problem with this is it would require a spike anvil of the right shape to fit inside the socket. That’s not likely to be around most blacksmith shops anymore so it would have to be made, adding to cost of the repair.

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