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Old 12-03-2020, 04:11 AM
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I have been asked if I can weld the handle that has been broken on a pair of side cutters, if I used 309 stainless and kept the cutting edge in water I’m sure it can be welded BUT......... would it hold? And would it need any post heat treatment?
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Old 12-03-2020, 08:29 AM
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Why? I would just replace them with a better quality pair...
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I have been asked if I can weld the handle that has been broken on a pair of side cutters, if I used 309 stainless and kept the cutting edge in water I’m sure it can be welded BUT......... would it hold? And would it need any post heat treatment?
Are these a top brand of side cutters that are costly to replace ? and why put it in water to tig weld it? I would agree with Shade just replace them if name brand, check their replacement warranty and see if they will replace them...
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You might want to apply a little local heat around the joint post-weld, sort of a tempering operation. Just to avoid a brittle area caused by welding. Or stick the still-hot welded handle part in sand or lime so it cools a bit more slowly.
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How about silver solder?
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They are jewellers side cutters which sell for A$140, they are not covered by any warranty. They got delivered this morning, I don't like my chances but will give it a go.
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Old 12-04-2020, 04:55 AM
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Are these a top brand of side cutters that are costly to replace ? and why put it in water to tig weld it? I would agree with Shade just replace them if name brand, check their replacement warranty and see if they will replace them...
Put them in water to stop the cutting edge being annealed. The break is very close to the head.
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They are jewellers side cutters which sell for A$140, they are not covered by any warranty. They got delivered this morning, I don't like my chances but will give it a go.
It would have been a big help if that bit of info had been in the first post. :-)
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Old 12-04-2020, 10:28 AM
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They are jewellers side cutters which sell for A$140, they are not covered by any warranty. They got delivered this morning, I don't like my chances but will give it a go.


Well, at this point they are scrap. You have nothing to lose but some time and material cost. Now if you were a working fab shop paying employees and huge overhead, would probably be a job to turn down. Can’t make a profit charging $100 hour shop rate.

But, for a retired school teacher if I remember correctly, ( sorry if I am wrong), must of the profit will come from the satisfaction that you did it. And projects like this are what keeps the mind and body active and healthy as we transition from a daily job, to retirement, and finding something to do. At least that’s the way I see it.

Much better than some people that I see, all they do is sit around drinking themselves drunk, moaning about the things they used to do.

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