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Forum topic by CanadaJeff posted 08-26-2009 03:19 PM 752 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CanadaJeff

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08-26-2009 03:19 PM

I recently picked up a Footprint block plane from the Habitat for Humanity Re-store here in Ontario. Not sure if you have them in the states, but essentially, they get used items and donated items from stores looking to clear out their old stock, or items that are slightly defective. The proceeds from the sales go to the charity.

Well this block plane which was still in its original package and when I opened it up I realized the depth adjusting nut (which is a metal knurled dial attached to a screw that causes the cutting iron to raise or lower) was not properly attached. In short I need to some how re-attach the two metal parts (the metal dial to its screw). I was wondering if anyone has an idea or knows of a product that could be used to re-attach. I don’t have the option of welding.


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#1 posted 08-26-2009 04:06 PM

I think there’s an epoxy type glue that is called “J B Weld”. you mix 2 parts (comes in 2 separate tubes) and use it like epoxy, and it’s for metal-to-metal applications. big box stores carry it here in the states

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#2 posted 08-26-2009 04:08 PM

a picture might be helpful here if you can upload it, as there might be other options available.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 08-26-2009 04:44 PM

PurpL is right. JB Weld is the greatest thing next to duct tape and bailing wire. I use it all the time.

-- Sam

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