Thursday, November 30, 2017

Broken Hinge Pin Replaced

So If you are following, you will recall one of the door hinge pins was broken on the Startrite saw, and you are probably aware by now that I am a bit of a pack rat. I keep a can of broken drill bits never knowing when I will need a bit of tough steel for some application. In this case I selected one the same size as the broken hinge pin, cut the shank to the required length and ground a dip in the end of it. After installing in the hinge eye I peened the end of the hinge eye into the dip ground in the pin to solidly retain it. The old pin had been spot welded in and required that I grind the end to remove it. Here's a picture of the completed job.

I tried the door on it and it works perfectly. Got the doors cleaned up and painted but I got a late start so I will let them dry overnight, post some pictures tomorrow.