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Old 01-10-2019, 01:20 PM
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Default motor rescue

Hat to repair the contact points on the centrifugal switch and had to make rivets to get it back together. The smaller diameter on the rivet was .093"

1 center drill

2 parting

3 rivet done

4 rivet installed

5 done
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:45 PM
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Nicely done. The art of actually "repairing" things is fast disappearing. In today's world a lot of people would either toss the motor or, at the very least, buy an "assembly" of parts to make the repair. Thirty years ago in our shop we used to repair a ton of stuff but we hardly do any these days...

Measure twice and cut once...or...wait, was that the other way around?
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:55 PM
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Nice to see you just took the time to make the rivet and complete the repair.

I know guys that would argue that making a rivet is not cost effective. The same guys would then spend more time online trying to find the correct size, then place the order, and wait for the part to arrive.
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