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Posted on G0593 2007 8" jointer cast iron break. Please help

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William Shelley

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#1 posted 12-28-2017 06:27 AM

An experienced welder can repair cast iron using a nickel stick welding electrode (or nickel MIG wire), but that’s an expensive repair and because of the location, it will require re-machining after the fact.

Welding cast iron typically requires preheating the workpiece to about 900F, which could take hours for a piece as large as that base. So it will need a new coat of paint after that.

Honestly I think that unless it “works” without that missing piece, you’ve bought yourself a boat anchor.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective


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