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    Default Diacro or Pexto Box break teeth

    I have a couple of box breaks which are missing teeth, and I was wondering what the best advice for getting some.
    Either where to buy some, or where to have some made, and what kind of steel for them to be made from.
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    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakrocket View Post
    I have a couple of box breaks which are missing teeth, and I was wondering what the best advice for getting some.
    Either where to buy some, or where to have some made, and what kind of steel for them to be made from.
    Thanks
    Bill
    I believe the steel is 1045.

    I bought a bunch off eBay to support my 24-in. DiAcro. They would be simple to make, too.

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    Both Di-Acro and Pexto would be happy to sell you replacement fingers (which is what they are called)
    But they are VERY expensive.

    Remember, the new price on the little Di-Acro 24" brake is now well over 2 grand, and the 36" is over 3K.

    Ebay is a better bet.

    But if you want factory parts-
    http://www.diacro.com/index.html

    http://www.roperwhitney.com/

    (roper whitney bought Pexto in the 60's or so)

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    Hello,

    Made mine with 4140 HT decarb steel plate. The factory prices will take your breath away !!

    Brian

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    My Di-Acro box and pan brake was missing several fingers when I got it, around twenty years ago. In communicating with the factory, I found there are two completely different types of fingers for the 24" brake. I bought a 6" finger from them, but the price seemed rather high even back then. I later made the narrow fingers that I needed from O-1 tool steel flat stock. That was the most readily available steel bar I could find in appropriate section and short length. I did not think they needed to be hardened, and they work fine. I made the clamps from some thick angle iron that was a good match for the original clamps.

    Larry

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    I have a Rockford openside planer. Can make you up a batch fingers from 4140 or another grade as needed.


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