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Forum topic by jhut posted 421 days ago 377 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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421 days ago

I just picked up a North Bros. 1530a on ebay. It’s in pretty rough shape, so I plan on doing a complete restore. I have everything disassembled except the side handle. Does anyone know if this comes apart somehow?


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#1 posted 421 days ago

Looking at the pic, I’d say that metal pin that comes thru the bar was “mushroomed” with some sort of punch/or/press.

I’ll bet the only way to get that knob off is either grind away the pin or drill the center of it out starting small and gradually going up in drill bit size till you finally can pop it out with a punch

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#2 posted 421 days ago

Ok cool. Any thoughts on what to use to replace the pin if I drill it out?

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#3 posted 421 days ago

You’re gonna have to see what comes out when you open it up. If the larger flat plate on top of the knob was all one piece with the pin, you MIGHT be able to tap it with small machine screw threads and find a screw with an oversize head to hold it on.

Then there’s the slight possibility that when you get it drilled out, you might could sand away the bottom of the knob just enough to let the pin drop thru the hole far enough to use a punch to mushroom it back out again.

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#4 posted 421 days ago

Drilled it out. It’s all one piece.

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