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    Default Glue for cracked handle.

    I just picked up a used MS260, with a cracked handle. What's a good adhesive that will stick to it?
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    I made a plastic insert that will be glued in.
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    Have had good luck with JB Weld for such. You know the drill ... solvent clean surface , rough it up some. On a nice dry day layer on that plastic metal crap in a tube till thick. Have saved two saws w failed oil reservoirs , JB held long enough to finish life of Powerhead.

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    Nice thinking on the splint Peter! Three of those epoxied in and you should be good as new. Or better.
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    Devcon two ton epoxy, it's the real deal... guaranteed not to rust bust collect dust mold corrode get old or break apart at the seems.
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    Those braces will work like a charm. Good idea!
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    The tanks are plentiful new and used. Not expencive either so if this to be a saw that see use and make money, a new tank is the way I would go.

    If this is not a money maker I would glue the cracks with a good epoxy. Lower and upper part if handle.
    I cut a groove along crack with grinder and fill up with epoxy.

    Only time I see this is when they are dropped or run over...

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    Thanks all.

    I just need something to get by till I can order and replace the tank..... in winter.
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    You could get creative and use a piece of nylon on the bottom ,bolted with counter sunk flat head screws through the handle extended forward of the tank so you don't drill a hole in it .I've done similar repairs using aluminum plate . You can machine nylon just like you can metal,drill and tap,anything you want except arc weld it .

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    Piece I made waiting for motor shop custys. I found Permatex plastic weld epoxy. Gave it a try.

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