Re: [X_Series_Mills] Re: replacement hex key bolts
- On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 14:36:01 -0000, you wrote:
>--- In X_Series_Mills@yahoogroups.com, John Stevenson <john@...>I'm reasonably sure the latest X3's have indexing handles. Could be
>> £3.25 each including VAT from Arc Euro.
>> They also carry most of the sapre for these machines.
>But I wanted index handled replacements, not the originals for hex
mistaken though as my X3 and a new table saw arrived at more or less
the same time. I've briefly had a play with both but not had much
chance to examine them more closely. I definitely know my saw has them
- --- In X_Series_Mills@yahoogroups.com, "cba_melbourne" <cba_mel@...>
> > They are indexable ones and in alloy not plastic.
> The problm with the original Sieg ones is that I broke two of them
> the first week using the mill. By broke I mean the ratchet ripsout.
> The the stars on the screw are not drawn or machined, but simplywere
> knurled with sharp edges. Lacking a gripping area, the cast handle
> simply looses its "teeth". There appear to be huge variations in
> quality too, because some Sieg handles last longer than others.
> Quality western made ratchet handles are far superior to the
> originals. Even the cheaper ones with reinforced plastic handle are
> real tough compared to Sieg originals and will last a lifetime on a
> hobby machine tool (but the two order numbers I gave previously
> for the Zinc ones). RS is not the cheapest supplier, but fast and10
> convenient and represented worldwide. You can save 20% by ordering
> of the same, and you can save by picking up from the shop iflocated
> near you.parts.
> LMS in the US sells the original Sieg ratchet handles as spare
> They call it locking lever and it costs only US$ 1.50. I guess allThe Aliminium Indexable Handles we offer are not he same as those
> Sieg dealers stock these handles as many will break long before
> warranty ends. Chris
which come as part of the machine.:)
- Hi Ketan, and All,Well, my other pastime appears to be buying the most expensive!Seems the story of my life ...But I did have a look at Arceurotrade site but they are not offering index handles in M4 which I want to replace the Hex Gib Lock screw.Plus they have been annotated out of stock for the last week or so.I suppose I could drill out and use a larger screw but that seemed a bit overkill for a new machine.Thanks for the interestGeoff