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Broke my tool rest

Today dropped my 6" Robust Comfort Rest from tool basket and metal bar came off. Can I get metal bar spot welded back on?
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Are we talking about the Banjo/toolrest on your lathe?

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I would Call Brent at Robust and ask him. It's much better to go to the source for these questions.
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Are we talking about the Banjo/toolrest on your lathe?
No Tc,
they are talking about one of these:

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Mighty good folks run that company--call them---My guess is they will send you a replacement and an apology--Mike---
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Just got off phone with Brent from Robust tools, gave me instructions for fixing myself or returning.

Will sand clean, using JB Weld 24 hour expoxy glue back together. Should be back up to speed in day or two. My rest did have small tack weld on it but not going to worry about it.

Still have option of returning for replacement.
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Today dropped my 6" Robust Comfort Rest from tool basket and metal bar came off. Can I get metal bar spot welded back on?
I was thinking safety, what if it came apart while in use. Not good

No replacement body parts.

For piece of mind just replacement the unit.

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Yes, should probably send this broken tool rest back and get a new one.

Will see how epoxy holding later this afternoon. Super glue has been holding Ellsworth cutters in hollowing tools long before robust tool rest been on the market so not a safety concern for me.

If need spot welding can get it done right here in town. This tool rest had one very small spot weld on it, which filed off cleaning it up. Brent said they now spot weld rest in our conversation. At end of the day cost of epoxy and spot welding here if needed about same as shipping it back and waiting for a new one.

Bought tool rest from Packard Woodworks almost three years ago to make pens after selling my mini lathe. In hindsight, 4” tool rest would have been better but happy with the 6” rest. Tool rest fell from bottom shelf of my lathe not quite 12 inches off the deck. Did not realize rest broke until picked it up and saw black bar laying in the dust. Light did not go on in brain housing group till held bar in one hand & rest in other hand. Duh!

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