Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville, NC
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!
Last edited by wildwood; 02-25-2012 at 07:42 AM.