4294Re: [GrizHFMinimill] Re: Cheap solution for locking spindle pin
- Sep 1, 2005I can 'snug' it in tight holding the spindle with one hand and tightening the
bolt by hand or with a wrench. Final tightening is wrench & pin.
Do you have a R8 version mill? Mine is MT3 - nothing falls out just from
loosening the nut - some inertial 'assistance' is always required to expel the
All Hail Rube Goldberg!
Dave J wrote:
> Ok, I suppose you're saying that hand-tightening the drawbar
> is enough to trust that the bit won't fall out, which then
> frees up a hand to hold the locking pin, but I'd prefer to
> keep my hand on the bit, and when loosening I never know for
> certain when the bit might fall out. I suppose a wooden box
> might be used to catch falling bits, but I'd hate to give
> that much priority to holding the silly locking pin.
> --- "Jim E." <jim0000@a...> wrote:
>>Out of curiousity, what are you doing that requires a hand
>>on the spindle while tightening the collet? I have one hand
>>on the wrench, the other on the spindle lock pin I made per
>>that tends to do it.
>>I have found, though, that with enough tension on the wrench
>>I can hold the spindle pin in without holding it - pops out
>>about a foot when released... @:-)
>> Lakewood, CA
>> All Hail Rube Goldberg!
>>Dave J 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-
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