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    What can I use to bond metal to metal?

    Hey guys!


    I need to glue a bike chain to a chainsaw bar...what should I use to get the job done? I have a feeling krazy glue won't cut it and welding isn't an option.

    Thanks!!!
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    A good 2 part epoxy.

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    Go to an auto parts store and look for metal epoxy. Beware, metal epoxy can be messy to work with, and most brands set up fast.

    You can also use JB Weld - again, available at most auto parts stores. It is easier to work with as the difference as compared to epoxy is the long drying time. Opt for the quicker drying five minute version instead of the regular multiple hour version if available, especially since the materials for your project are not under stress.

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    A good silicone adhesive would probably work as well. Plus its easier to remove.

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    Just use all the suggestions and you'll be ok.

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    careful if you run the thing with out a chain on the sprocket you can easily over rev the thing to death.

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    Thanks guys! I'm headed out now and I'll be sure to stop at the auto parts store along the way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Epidemic
    careful if you run the thing with out a chain on the sprocket you can easily over rev the thing to death.

    I didn't have a chain on last year and I ran it night after night after night...I started a chainsaw maintenance thread because of it.

    BTW, I don't ever have to remove the bike chain from the bar I'm using...I got it just for haunted house purposes.

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    I am just saying you can easily over rev it and be careful. Perhaps it wont hurt much but it would really suck if you had to add 300 bucks to the cost of your costume when you replace it.

    BTW why not use a blunted chain saw blade. it will fit in the channel on the bar better and it will look more real. just cut the last few links off the chain so it wont engage the sprocket.

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    He just called me and said he's already at the hardware store.

    Thanks anyway, Epidemic!

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    JB Weld or a good quality 2 part putty epoxy!

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    Liquid Steel. Or the above mentioned epoxys.


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    JB Weld!

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    Picked up some JB Weld...the directions say it sets very quickly (4mins or less) and doesn't need much pressure put on the metals to be bonded. Hopefully I get it right the first time.


    Thanks again for your help!

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    Wow, that stuff is strong!


    Now how do I get it off my putty knife? Or is it now a disposable putty knife?

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    If you don't clean a knife immediately, you can toss it. I use cheap plastic knifes when working with JB Weld. BTW, it looks like you bought the quick dry type. If you think that it is strong, then try the regular type sometime. I have seen it used to seal cracks in small engine blocks!
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    Yeah, it was almost drying too quickly for me...I was just finishing spreading it on the top part of the bar and barely had time to get the chain in place. I'll do the bottom half of the bar tomorrow with a plastic knife.

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    Apply heat to your putty knife, that will melt the epoxy.
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