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    I'm sure this has been spoke about before but now I must ask.

    Table yokes, yup you guessed it, broke right behind the the #1 cup, in the (X). We had a spare in the shop but now it is no longer the spare.

    Do we repair them with a weld or should it be used as a new wall sconce?
    I would show you a picture of it if it wasn't so difficult to post the picture!!

    The powers that be (mgmt) want to know what to do with it or should we order a new one?? For a picture, E-mail me at simbowling2002@yahoo.com and I'll copy/paste it to your return address.

    Thanks in advance
    Sim
    If its SIMS, its only a game.
    Just hit reset.

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    Re: Table Yoke

    It really depends on the break, we had one go right behind the head pin, it was literally in 2 pieces. It's a wall decoration now, no way we're gonna repair one that bad. But if it's not too bad (usually a spot not near a bearing) like the one on lane 5 about 2 years ago, broke by the 4 pin. We got 2 steel plates and bolted one to the top and bottom and have had no problems with that lane since. By the sounds of it it seems like it broke like ours did by the #1 cup, if so junk it (or use as wall decoration [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] ) and just get a new one. I gotta snag a pic of that yoke, never saw one go like that. But anyway it really depends on where and how bad the break is as to repair or replace. By the sounds of it I'd replace. Just my $0.02
    All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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    • #3
      Re: Table Yoke

      If cost isn't an issue.... replace it.

      I've repaired breaks in the 'x' with plates as an emergency before but they never work the same.
      -- Larry

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      • #4
        Re: Table Yoke

        We get them professionally welded. They usually weld the break and then fill in the channels over the break and at the sides with thick aluminium stock and weld it all together. This includes over the "X" area. In our case, the job is done right (solid and ensuring no twists occur while welding), they're as good as new (and a lot cheaper).

        But if they don't do it right, it'll be useless (and a waste of money). So unless you have someone you know will do it right, just buy a new one.

        Andrew.

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        • #5
          Re: Table Yoke

          When I break an "X" frame, i give it the "steel bandage" until i can get in there to change er out. anywhere around the bearings i always go new.
          Don't mind me, what you read is invisible.

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          • #6
            Re: Table Yoke

            ive used the emrgency repair kit on X frames with great results. just need a drill, and 1/2" wrench and socket. takes me 15 minutes, and had them lasting close to 10 years now. I dont know the part # off-hand but im sure someone will chime in with it

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            • #7
              Re: Table Yoke

              replace the yoke. once it break spotting will never be the same.

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              • #8
                Re: Table Yoke

                Temp fixes, splints and so on are fine in the short term.

                With all that is required to reweld one correctly and maintain alignment, time-travel and expense, you are better off installing a new one.

                Wall sconce or a frame to hang pots and pans in the kitchen is a good use for the broken one.

                John
                Please.....follow the instructions!!

                John
                804-240-4982

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                • #9
                  Re: Table Yoke

                  if someone is good with argon arc welding , they can be repaired. but i agree try to keep it as a spare only.
                  maister

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                  • #10
                    Re: Table Yoke

                    What ever you do, don't throw them away.Braces can be made almost no matter where it breaks. I have a few that have broken at the "x" and the braces I make keep it working like new. Some have been on for close to 10 years now.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Table Yoke

                      To be safe! Change it now or do all that work and change it later. Found this out the hard way!! Altho a perfect jig and a good heli-arc welder could (possibly?) fix it right. Since pewter isn't so strong in the beginning you still have a good possibility that the weld will not hold. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]

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                      • #12
                        Re: Table Yoke

                        Buy new and be done with it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Table Yoke

                          Thanks All for your input!
                          John, I know you spoke about it in class and opinions vary, but as for the old one, spare maybe, order a new one ( in this case ) PRICELESS.

                          Thanks again guys.
                          SIM
                          If its SIMS, its only a game.
                          Just hit reset.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Table Yoke

                            Ask Jez to fix it for you, freight maight make it worthwhile buying a new one though.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Table Yoke

                              i was just going to say 'i weld them and never have problems afterwards'

                              but if yors break Hmmmm then email me, postage and welding to you in the UK would be worth it!!

                              jez
                              Want your old pins collecting anywhere in the UK? email me on jezsmith@aol.com

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