Repairing Red Diamond brace

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Forum topic by WorksWoodSlowly posted 02-03-2019 05:12 AM 376 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2019 05:12 AM

I’m trying to repair a Red Diamond No. A1-S hand brace. The head is stuck and won’t turn. It just wobbles a little. I can’t figure out how to remove it. There are no screws.

Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 02-03-2019 10:26 PM

WWS, I inherited a Stanley brace with a head that wouldn’t turn about a year and half ago. I had good success just by clamping the brace in a metal vise and soaking it with good old 3-in-1 oil. It took 2 or 3 applications over a couple of days, but now the head spins quite freely. You can clamp it at whatever angle will allow the oil to get in and stay in to soak.

Don’t know if it’s the case with this brace, but braces were made with pad which have a wooden threaded screw which screws into the metal piece. In this case the metal piece has to be clamped in the vise and the wooden pad GENTLY unscrewed.

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