as I understand it Ken uses a spray welding technique and has excellent results with it. Spray welding is not laser welding. I have stated that this is one way to do the job, not the only or the best way. I also replace pins and would usually choose to do so before welding the hook. Lots of ways to get it done. Which one is best? That remains to be seen, but I feel very confident in offering this as one of the methods we use in this shop to get the job done properly.

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