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    #3 Gloat

    Found a nice little toy on that big auction site, complete with the requisit paint spatter! Overall it is in very good shape. I brushed a little surface rust off, no pitting, and need to square the iron. I would like some advice/recommendation. The tote is a little loose and the screw is bottomed out. How can I fix this short of replacing the tote? I may be able to find a couple brass washers to shim it with, but there is not much clearance.




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    Shorten the screw slightly?
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    Steve Clardy Guest
    Small brass washer, or cut the shaft off a tad

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    I've used the grinder to remove 1/8" or so off the threaded rod.

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    Thanks guys. Looks like the rod's gonna get it!

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    don't forget to put a nut on the shaft before shortening...then use the nut to clean up the threads that may be damaged by grinding, sawing, etc.
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    Steve Clardy Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Clark O'Neill View Post
    don't forget to put a nut on the shaft before shortening...then use the nut to clean up the threads that may be damaged by grinding, sawing, etc.
    Doubtful he can find a nut to fit it.

    Rod is an odd size, 32nd under a 1/4"

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