Pin Replacement

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  1. TEACLOCKS

    TEACLOCKS Registered User
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    One pin on the pin barrel is broken.
    Would you replace with a tapered pin Or use brass spring wire so it would be straight ?

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  2. Ed O'Brien

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    Not really sure, but I would be inclined to gently press in a taper so it would be secure. The taper would seem to have little effect in such a small size. Not sure how you would secure wire except with glue.
     
  3. shutterbug

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    Yes, tap in a tapered pin of about the same size. You can use a little permanent LocTite if you want for insurance. Then you'll have to cut the pin to length.
     
  4. TEACLOCKS

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    Thank you
    I was thinking Loctite
     
  5. klokwiz

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    Pins look like steel I would go with the tapered steel pin you could even square the part of pin that will stick out. first part is to get the broken part out and determine of you are dealing with hollow tube and how much surface there is to pin it to? Joe.
     
  6. TEACLOCKS

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    The pins are brass.
    Punched in the old pin into the barrel.
    Taped in a new tapered pin. W/ loctite.
    Filed to the right height, cleaned up sides of pin.
    Looks good

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    yes looks good, sorry the original photo looked steel. well done. Joe
     

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