Small choke lever broken on weed eater

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Old 04-30-17, 05:03 PM
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Small choke lever broken on weed eater

The top half of the choke lever probably snapped off when I put it on the ground or moved it in the garage over the winter.
Is there a glue strong enough that I could glue a piece of plastic or metal to the remaining plastic and move it?
 
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Old 04-30-17, 09:07 PM
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There isn't anything that I know of that sticks well to that kind of plastic. YOu can probably buy a new one for less than $5.
 
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Old 05-01-17, 12:39 AM
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If you're like me, you'll do anything to avoid buying a part.

I'd probably drill holes opposite each other in the 2 halves, scuff the exterior of the lever with some coarse sandpaper (not the break, the exterior) mix up some JB Weld (You must have JB Weld in your supplies, yes?) put that in the joint, then put a piece of stiff wire through the holes, and bend it to tighten like a staple. Apply more JB Weld over the staple and on the sides. Don't use the quick set stuff. Use the regular 24 hr cure. You can file or sand to smooth it if needed after it cures. Just sand enough for clearance, if you sand it all off it doesn't do any good, now does it?

Remember, this is coming from a guy who spent several hours using epoxy, waiting a day, then rewinding a worn out 16ft tape measure (twice), just to see if I could. The answer is yes, it's fixed. Now I have TWO 16 ft tapes, since I had already bought a replacement. I still like the one I fixed better.
 
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