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    Fixing a Chipped Lever Cap?

    Can this old Stanley lever cap be salvaged by grinding down the chipped edge?

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    Yes, but it won't look quite right.

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    Worth a try, otherwise it is just scrap
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    Build it up with weld and then grind it back to shape...

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    You could actually use it, just like it is, but building it up with weld, and grinding it back to its original length would be better.

    As long as it holds the blade in place, that's all you really need, though.
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    I have one just about like that. I just use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Yes, but it won't look quite right.
    Looks won't make much difference to me as long as it still functions correctly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Foster View Post
    Build it up with weld and then grind it back to shape...
    Hadn't thought of that. I'd have to get a local shop to do it, since I don't have a welder (and would likely mess it up if I did).

    Thanks for the info and suggestions, gents.
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    Was it just rust that ate away the edge? Just curious.
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    Some old-timers used the lever cap as a screwdriver for the chip breaker. That is usually the cause of lever caps that look like that.

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