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post #81 of 89

Hi Bubbonehead -I  am trying to restore a Hobart 411 as well.  Just like yours, mine is missing the piece you made so the slicer blade width can be adjusted.  I was wondering if you could send me the dimensions so I can try to copy your design - would be much appreciated.  Mine is also missing the rear blade guard -I discovered this the hard way when I grabbed the blade to move it an got a nasty cut -OUCH.  I'd like to try to fabricate one but again I got no dimensions - any help would be much appreciated - best regards dmark .   

post #82 of 89
That is just too cool. I've found a few modern slicers on line but they just seem too cheap and flimsy. That has Art Deco and good old American Workmanship all in one. Well done.
post #83 of 89
Thread Starter 

I've had a couple requests for drawings of the adjustment arm I made. I'm sorry but I don't. I've taken it off and taken a few more pictures of it, one with a ruler next to it. I hope this helps.

post #84 of 89
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The weld around the arm is due to it having been too long originally. I had to cut a section out and weld it back together. Trial and error! 

post #85 of 89
Please call or leave a number I need only one part 2094304622 or thompsonwilliam35@yahoo.com thank you
post #86 of 89
How much
post #87 of 89
Thats the part I really need
post #88 of 89

I know it's been a while since you posted this but here's a belated THANKS! The breakdown helps a lot with my resto project.


Not to steal the thread but I recently bought two of these in excellent running (and aesthetic) shape, one grey and one orange, complete with sharpeners. The sharpeners are gummed up but otherwise in excellent shape. The gearboxes need fresh lube. They have only two critical issues. One slicer is missing one of the large thumbscrews that secures the sharpener. The other has the typical broken adjuster lever, as you've shown above. Someone already made a crude/ failed attempt to weld mine together and it did not hold. It's a ral mess and I'm not sure I can salvage the remaining pieces. I was thinking of making a mold and then recasting it, or 3-D modeling it an CNC'ing one, but that's a lot of work and/or expense.


If anybody that has either of these parts lying around (Ha! Ha!) I'd be interested in hearing from you. Thanks.

post #89 of 89

I also appreciate this thread on restoring the Hobart 411.  I have never had a slicer, but I am into vintage tool restoaration, and of course, only a vintage slicer will do!  I just got a 411 on ebay, and plan to bring it back like this unit shown here.  All seems well with the unit I received last night........but I think I have the broken indexer scenaro too, I need to check.  I am planning to bring her back in Cobalt Blue, like the color on the current Kitchen Aid mixers.  Maybe gold lettering  on the Hobart wording on the sharpener cover.  I am planning to try powder coat, I have done that in the past on restorations of other items.  I would bake the parts first to avoid any air cavity powder pop ups in the finish. I may still go the paint route, but I love the durability of powder and the fast cure with no dry time.


Thanks again for this great article. I have poured over it too.  I may try and make a mold of the part and get some cast at cattail foundary.  I am into tool restoration and our group has worked with several foudaries that do small batch parts.


Thanks again for the information here, it is invaluable...........Craig

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