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Handle separation – another option

We did a post last year about repairing handles that separate from the pot.  The results were not great; the metal is too thin for arc welding, and brazing worked, but the appearance was marginal.

Reader Daniel took a much simpler approach to repairing his sauce pan:

I drilled out the eight old attach spots with a 7/64 bit, reattached the handle with 1/4″L No. 3 stainless pan head machine screws, flat washers, lock washers and nuts. 3/16″ L may also work. Works better than new! Don’t throw them away; fix them!

Here are some pictures of the result.  I like it; it is simple and works.



2 Responses to Handle separation – another option

  1. Sylvia Alt August 19, 2019 at 10:04 am #

    I have a skillet lid with a stripped screw. What do I do now

    • RevereWareParts August 19, 2019 at 10:30 am #

      A permanent solution is to use some JB Weld (good to 550 F) to hold the knob on. A solution that would allow you to eventually replace the knob would be to pull off the screw from the lid (they sometimes come off on their own and drill a hole for a new screw, which you can get at a hardware store. This procedure is outlined here.

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