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4291Re: Cheap solution for locking spindle pin

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  • dayap1
    Sep 1, 2005
      Ah! but, this solution relies on the brain being functional:-)
      I do like the interlocking switch

      --- In GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com, "lecodtl" <nospam@b...> wrote:
      > My really cheap solution to starting the spindle with the locking
      > 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.
      > Dean
      > --- In GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com, "Dave J" <galt_57@h...>
      > > 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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