The bronze dogs on the power feed for my 18" Highland Park rock saw
are starting to slip. I can order new ones for $120 a pair. I would
like to try and repair these to get a few more miles out of them.
Using a spring, they grip on to a 1/2" threaded rod that turns thus
pushing the saw vice into the saw blade. My thought is to file the
dogs where it grips the threaded rod smooth, take some 10-12 ga
copper sheet and bend it to match the half round places I filed
smooth, and then hard silver solder them in place. Kind of like
adding a bushing to the saw dogs.
Since bronze is copper and brass I’m thinking the hard silver solder
will hold well. Anything I should know about silver soldering copper
to bronze? I’m thinking of using paste flux and maybe a squirt of