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13529Re: HF 42827 basic questions

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  • Robert George
    Nov 7, 2005
      --- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, "C.S. Mo" <cs@v...> wrote:
      [From Richard]
      > > But how do I get the tables to operate smoothly? Right now, they
      > > are stiff.
      > >
      > > I presume there is packing grease down there under the tables also.

      You'll find a highly abrasive mix of cosmoline, casting sand, and cast
      iron swarf under the table (and in the gear head and quill assembly).

      > > Is it best to take them apart completely, clean and lube, then
      > > adjust the gibs?

      > Yes.

      I agree -- you definitely want to take the table off before you start
      moving it around and grinding that mess into the table ways, and
      abrading the x/y acme nuts.

      After you clean and oil everything, move the table around without
      completely re-assembling (you don't need to put the roll pins back
      in, for example) and adjust the gibs and the backlash screws on the
      acme nuts until the table moves smoothly.

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