23002Re: Fixing a rough running Power Feed.
- Feb 1, 2009Hello Druid,
Long time no hear???
It was worth the effort going through it. I never though it worked
correctly, it shouldn't have that little grind that it had.
Do you have a lathe?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Druid Noibn <druid_noibn@...>
>look & listen. I did notice the dial is a bit off, (similar to your
> Hi Denis,
> Good deal - I'll shut off the main motor on mine and take a closer
system ?) but ignored it.
> Again, thanks for the reminders.
> Take care,
> --- On Sun, 2/1/09, Denis <zapvss@...> wrote:
> From: Denis <zapvss@...>
> Subject: [mill_drill] Fixing a rough running Power Feed.
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009, 4:19 PM
> Hi All,
> Ever since I received my G0484 Mill back in Sept 2008, turning the
> Axis handle has never been as smooth as the Y Axis handle. Therehas
> alway been a single spot in it revolution that it would stick.Today I
> decided to investigate and see If I can find the problem. I don'tthe
> expect the X handle to move as smooth as the Y handle because of
> Power Feed motor. I took the motor off and removed the gear off ofthe
> X Axis shaft. I then turned down a 3/4" shaft to 17mm to match thehole
> in the gear. Without removing the shaft from the lathe chuck Ithe
> installed the gear on the end of it. I then very slightly touched
> gear with the lathe cutter and turned the chuck by hand to see ifthe
> gear is round. Sure enough, it was out. I proceeded to cut thecenter
> circumference of the gear until it was round in relation to the
> hole. It didn't take too much cutting to make it round.was
> I also indicated the shaft at the motor end of the Mill table. It
> dead on, no problem here, but the X Axis handle was still dragginga
> little. Taking a closer look at the dial at the motor end of thetable
> I noticed it was slightly crooked. I removed the dial and faced ita
> little in the lathe and reinstalled it. Without the Power Feedthe
> installed the X handle moves beautiful just like the Y Axis handle.
> I reinstalled the gear on the X Axis, installed the motor and put
> Power Feed through it's paces. It ran very well and much quieterthan
> it ever has. It always had that oscillating sound, smooth/grind,smooth
> grind. With the gear nice and round the sound is consistentlysmooth.
> The hand wheel is much easier to operate now.
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