The yoke holding the eye pieces to the main body have broken where can i buy a new set
Broken yokes are by far the overwhelming single cause of binocular
failure and in this case you unfortunately you have no chance of
replacing the assembly.
Tasco products were an assortment of whatever products they could get at
the lowest prices from whichever factory worldwide. As such, there
wasn't really any comprehensive spares back up to start with. Tasco just
stuck their badges and packaging on and put a large enough margin on
what they sold to comfortably cover the inevitable warranty claims which
all brands will encounter. In practice, Tasco's warranty claims were
basically dealt with by chucking incoming faulty goods into the bin and
sending out a replacement.
Yokes simply were not available as spares on the vast majority of
models. Poor design, materials and workmanship apart, Tasco's line was
that they only ever broke due to misuse (usually a fall) so they weren't
effectively covered by the warranty.
Tasco no longer exist except as a brand name, Bushnell now own the brand
(in my opinion they have a similar product sourcing policy to Tasco)
and there is now no official spares back up for any Tasco models
manufactured before they purchased the company.
Sadly this leaves you with just one solution: bin them and buy new. The
yoke cannot be fixed as the point at which it breaks has a very high
mechanical loading and a very small cross section; even if you did find
an adhesive up to the job, you'd just end up with a solid but bent yoke
which will break as soon as you try to straighten it.
Sorry, but not everything is realistically fixable, but I hope that my
reply has been of some assistance to you.
Mar 16, 2010 |