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  • Crow Bar Repair

    The last time I used my crow bar I pulled a chunk out of the jaw of the crow bar instead of pulling out the nail. It is an ancient crow bar that was my dad's so it has sentimental value. Attached is my repair.

    Don
    Attached Files
    Miller Thunderbolt
    Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
    Lincoln LE 31 MP
    Lincoln 210 MP
    Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
    16" DuAll Saw
    15" Drill Press
    7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
    20 Ton Arbor Press
    Bridgeport

  • #2
    did you heat treat it after? if not the welded part is gonna be softer than the original piece and will just round off.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tommy2069 View Post
      did you heat treat it after? if not the welded part is gonna be softer than the original piece and will just round off.
      I was hoping that the weld would pick up some carbon from the parent metal and the rapid cooling due to the mass of the bar would harden it a little. Time will tell if it is hard enough to keep its edge. The bottom line is that I had nothing to loose because it wouldn't work at all with the chunk missing.

      Don
      Miller Thunderbolt
      Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
      Miller Dynasty 200DX
      Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
      Lincoln LE 31 MP
      Lincoln 210 MP
      Clausing/Colchester 15" Lathe
      16" DuAll Saw
      15" Drill Press
      7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
      20 Ton Arbor Press
      Bridgeport

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      • #4
        your right about nuthing to lose. if it works it works if not then oh well alteast you tried plus it still has lots of life left in it as a pry bar.

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        • #5
          Did you go back and extract revenge on that dastardly nail?

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