I just started on my first fork and decided after brazing the first (socketed) dropout that the tolerances really weren't tight enough for me to trust. Experienced framebuilders: should I feel comfortable de-brazing the blade and then using a new one with the existing dropout?
1) It's one of Dazza's socketed dropouts.
1a) It's the stainless version.
2) The dropout never got hotter than a dull red, except a little brighter red at the very point.
3) The dropouts are about $40 bucks a pair, but I also have a good idea of the cost of major dental work. If an experienced builder says "don't do it" I won't write annoying posts back trying to argue you around to what I want to hear ;-)