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    Tighten Up The Handles

    For handles with a bolt and nut that won't stay tight, a lock washer doesn't cut it. Trying out a finisher washer as a substitute for a conical compression washer, with the curved top portion against the handle. Got my fingers crossed but it appears to be working.

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    How hot do the handles get? I would try a nyloc nut.

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    Might gat a bit hot for nylock i have a set like that wont stay tight.I use a center punch for pean the threads a bit that lasted a while.I will use a chizel this next time.the nylock might work i know the handels get pretty hot some times \.

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    Drill and tap a set screw in one of the nut flats. Or if its a full sized nut go to 2 jam nuts

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    In desperation, once in awhile I'll whack a bolt's threads with a center punch about where the middle of the nut will end up.
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    Staking the threads was another possible method. I just elected to try the Ace store while in town. They didn't have what I was after but hunted something up that might do the job. Thinking a little high temp lube under the bolt head, on the washer's curved surface against the handle and between the handles will be a good thing.

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    There are several types of lock nuts that do not use nylon (some even use aluminum). Here is one common style; https://www.mcmaster.com/locknuts Also some spring washers. Might help; https://www.mcmaster.com/spring-washers

    In desperation, once in awhile I'll whack a bolt's threads with a center punch about where the middle of the nut will end up.
    That'll work. Another style of locknut uses the same principle. A nut is "punched" on the side enough to distort the ID threads, adding friction and "locking" the nut.
    https://www.mcmaster.com/locknuts (upper left pic).
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    Red Loctite 272 is rated to 450. I doubt the nut ever exceeds that. The mold itself usually runs 400-420.
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