4290Re: Cheap solution for locking spindle pin
- Sep 1, 2005My really cheap solution to starting the spindle with the locking pin
in place is to place the cover for the drawbar on top of the
workpiece when I get ready to insert the locking pin. When I get
done with the wrench and locking pin, I set them down, see the
drawbar cover on the workpiece, check that I really removed the
locking pin, put on the cover, and turn on the power.
--- In GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com, "Dave J" <galt_57@h...> wrote:
> I want one hand on the wrench and one hand on the spindle
> and that does not leave me a spare hand to hold in a sping-
> loaded pin.
> My thought is either to make a locking pin storage hole in
> the control box -- with a sense switch -- or add a sense
> switch to detect when the locking pin is locking the spindle.
> The storage hole idea would parallel an appropriate lathe
> addition for the chuck key.
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