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Glue for cracked handle.

Raj

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I just picked up a used MS260, with a cracked handle. What's a good adhesive that will stick to it?
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I made a plastic insert that will be glued in.
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Altissimus

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Have had good luck with JB Weld for such. You know the drill ... solvent clean surface , rough it up some. On a nice dry day layer on that plastic metal crap in a tube till thick. Have saved two saws w failed oil reservoirs , JB held long enough to finish life of Powerhead.
 

BlackSmith

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Devcon two ton epoxy, it's the real deal... guaranteed not to rust bust collect dust mold corrode get old or break apart at the seems.
 

Magnus

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The tanks are plentiful new and used. Not expencive either so if this to be a saw that see use and make money, a new tank is the way I would go.

If this is not a money maker I would glue the cracks with a good epoxy. Lower and upper part if handle.
I cut a groove along crack with grinder and fill up with epoxy.

Only time I see this is when they are dropped or run over...
 

Al Smith

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You could get creative and use a piece of nylon on the bottom ,bolted with counter sunk flat head screws through the handle extended forward of the tank so you don't drill a hole in it .I've done similar repairs using aluminum plate . You can machine nylon just like you can metal,drill and tap,anything you want except arc weld it .
 
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