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Counterweith shaft broke off

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My scope fell and the counter weight shaft broke off. There is a plate that could be screwed on but I cannot get the replacement part from Meade.
Mine is a 2080 GEM circa 1985 model.
Where perchance could I replace that plate. Would appoxy glue do the trick otherwise? The counterweight is HEAVY.


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  • gammamcc Sep 02, 2008

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Bring the broken parts to a local proffessional machine shop. It will no doubt cost a bit, but they should be able to do it. No, epoxy won't work.

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