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Author Topic: They don't make metal like they used to.  (Read 1932 times)

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Re: They don't make metal like they used to.
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2018, 10:47:05 PM »
I got my new handle today.  :)
This was NOT a fault of Woodmizers. 
It just seems like a lot of the stuff with metal in it today does not come close to the quality of the metal things used to be built with.

I like the idea of the ratchet handle.  8)
I may look at putting one on.
The older I get I wish my body could Re-Gen.

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Re: They don't make metal like they used to.
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2018, 12:53:44 AM »
You could use Steve's suggestion of adding a T handle, but without welding it. Get a length of metal bar the same cross-section as your handle, but twice as long. Then pin it into the tensioner slot. You'd get half the stress on each side of the handle.
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