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    Everything still works fine BUT the little round handle no longer spins the rod the way it should. It just spins like it's stripped but it's not really supposed to thread up and down the rod, it should be fixed in place.

    Any ideas on how to fix it on the cheap? I think the knob is aluminum and I don't know anything about welding steel to aluminum. I was thinking JB Weld or something.

    Anyone?

    Ideal Plumbing

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    Re: Advice on repairing a Rex soil pipe cutter...

    Two part epoxy. Or you could peen the threads.


    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: Advice on repairing a Rex soil pipe cutter...

      Put the knob in the position you want and then drill a hole through all of it dead center of the threaded rod.....then insert a roll pin of the appropriate size and drive the mofo home. Gunsmiths connect parts like that,I believe its called "staking"

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        Re: Advice on repairing a Rex soil pipe cutter...

        Two nuts and lockwashers?


        J.C.

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          Re: Advice on repairing a Rex soil pipe cutter...

          Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
          Two nuts and lockwashers?


          J.C.
          No,a roll pin uses tension to hold itself in place. No nuts no bolts no washers no hands.

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            Re: Advice on repairing a Rex soil pipe cutter...

            Originally posted by TheMaster View Post
            No,a roll pin uses tension to hold itself in place. No nuts no bolts no washers no hands.
            I wasn't making a suggestion in relation to your suggestion.

            I was wondering if he nut/lockwashered both sides of the aluminum disc could he make it work without having to damage the threaded pin?


            J.C.

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            • #7
              Re: Advice on repairing a Rex soil pipe cutter...

              i think the original was a roll/ tension pin. but the simplest thing is a jam nut tightened back up to the handle.

              can't remember if it's a 1/2'' x 20tpi fine thread.

              osh/ orchard hardware will have the thinner jam nuts.

              or bring it dinner and we can go together, it's right down the street from dinner

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Advice on repairing a Rex soil pipe cutter...

                Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                I wasn't making a suggestion in relation to your suggestion.

                I was wondering if he nut/lockwashered both sides of the aluminum disc could he make it work without having to damage the threaded pin?


                J.C.
                Unless I planned on removing it on a regular basis I'd put a roll pin in it,but nuts and washers could work also.

                Your idea sounds great.

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                • #9
                  Re: Advice on repairing a Rex soil pipe cutter...

                  Originally posted by idlplumb View Post
                  Everything still works fine BUT the little round handle no longer spins the rod the way it should. It just spins like it's stripped but it's not really supposed to thread up and down the rod, it should be fixed in place.

                  Any ideas on how to fix it on the cheap? I think the knob is aluminum and I don't know anything about welding steel to aluminum. I was thinking JB Weld or something.

                  Anyone?

                  Doesn't look abused, did you check the tool warranty ?

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