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Re: Welding up the clutch cover on a Solo Rex.
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2014, 10:11:23 pm »
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Re: Welding up the clutch cover on a Solo Rex.
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2014, 10:26:39 pm »
It is nice how you were able to save that broken up cover. I would have considered it not repairable?
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Re: Welding up the clutch cover on a Solo Rex.
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2014, 10:39:04 pm »
It is nice how you were able to save that broken up cover. I would have considered it not repairable?

The person who had it just wanted it welded to make it functional again but I like to try and get them to some original state.
I actually could have done more. 
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Re: Welding up the clutch cover on a Solo Rex.
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2014, 11:11:24 pm »
Well, you got the job done.

I realize it was a customer item and and you have to draw the line somewhere but you certainly went above and beyond basic functionality.
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Re: Welding up the clutch cover on a Solo Rex.
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2014, 11:44:53 pm »
im curious how you cleaned the cover?  any thoughts on chemically cleaning with chromic acid or other to minimize the weld contamination?

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Re: Welding up the clutch cover on a Solo Rex.
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2014, 11:51:58 pm »
Well, you got the job done.

I realize it was a customer item and and you have to draw the line somewhere but you certainly went above and beyond basic functionality.

Not really a customer.   I have never charged for any of the chainsaw welding jobs I have done so far.   
Let's just say I like taking something broken and making it functional again.   I get some satisfaction in that.
All of the jobs so far have come from guys on the different forums and have been done free of charge and they just pay for shipping.
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Re: Welding up the clutch cover on a Solo Rex.
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2014, 11:58:22 pm »
im curious how you cleaned the cover?  any thoughts on chemically cleaning with chromic acid or other to minimize the weld contamination?

  I sand blast the pieces before welding.   It will get into and cracks or breaks.   
I have never tried to chemically clean a piece.   The sand blasting works pretty good and contamination problems have been minimal.
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