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Hard case plastic latch/clasp repair

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  • #741691
    Miamicuse
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    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    I have a few hard cases – some use metal latch, some use plastic.

    Here is a plastic case in the middle that has two plastic buckles and one fell off and the other is dangling loosely.

    I would like to salvage the case because it is a set of diamond hole saws with all the pieces nicely arranged inside. I could keep the case closed with a velcro strap or twist wire around the handles for now. I wonder if I can get some metal latch/clasp and attach them to each half of the case? Any bright ideas?

    #741690
    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    I have a few hard cases – some use metal latch, some use plastic.

    Here is a plastic case in the middle that has two plastic buckles and one fell off and the other is dangling loosely.

    I would like to salvage the case because it is a set of diamond hole saws with all the pieces nicely arranged. I could keep the case closed with a velcro strap or twist wire around the handles. I wonder if I can get some metal latch/clasp and attach them to each half of the case? Any ideas?

    #741696
    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    Try to rivet some sort of clasp.
    Gluing it won’t do any good.

    #741697
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa
    #741701
    Doobie
    Moderator

    What about just cutting the lid off and taking the bottom and dropping it into like a Systainer or a Bosch L Boxx?

    #741718

    I was just going to say use self adhesive Velcro , easy fix and should last a while , but like sorpa and sprokitz suggested are both great alternatives. I just used the Velcro myself in the past.

    #741727
    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    What about just cutting the lid off and taking the bottom and dropping it into like a Systainer or a Bosch L Boxx?

    Both the top and bottom of the case have depressions that holds the pieces in their place. If I put them into another box the height would have to be just right or else it would just be a mess inside a mess inside a larger box which is a bigger hassle than just a velcro around the handle or a strap around the entire case. Besides, using a bigger case will require sacrifice in the foot print. I don’t want to dedicate this much space for a set of hole saws.

    I might look at just combining all hole saws into a single bigger box though and forget about having them being nicely arranged by size. Right now I have two sets of wood and bimetal (in boxes), one set of carbide (in box), one set of diamonds (in broken box), a miscellaneous hodge podge of diamonds (no box), May be I can put them all into a bigger box, I don’t know, the arbors and bits and accessories would be all over though.

    #741743
    Doobie
    Moderator

    What about just cutting the lid off and taking the bottom and dropping it into like a Systainer or a Bosch L Boxx?

    Both the top and bottom of the case have depressions that holds the pieces in their place. If I put them into another box the height would have to be just right or else it would just be a mess inside a mess inside a larger box which is a bigger hassle than just a velcro around the handle or a strap around the entire case. Besides, using a bigger case will require sacrifice in the foot print. I don’t want to dedicate this much space for a set of hole saws.

    I might look at just combining all hole saws into a single bigger box though and forget about having them being nicely arranged by size. Right now I have two sets of wood and bimetal (in boxes), one set of carbide (in box), one set of diamonds (in broken box), a miscellaneous hodge podge of diamonds (no box), May be I can put them all into a bigger box, I don’t know, the arbors and bits and accessories would be all over though.

    I kinda thought that might be the case. I do recall also about how have no real space to add stuff.

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