34550Jet-16 Odd Size Column Bolts
- Nov 6, 2013In an effort to stiffen my Jet-16's column I decided to replace the
bolts mounting the column to the base. The problem is, I can't seem to
find any bolts the same size. As far as I can tell they are 1/2"-12,
not 1/2-13. Whats even more strange is the bolt's head takes a 10mm
allen key. I've found other strange bolts on this machine as well.
Anyone else had luck replacing the column mounting bolts?
As far as I can tell with a dial test indicator, there is very little
flex in the column itself. The flex seems to originate at the piece
mounting the column to the base. I'd be interested in peoples insight
as to where the flex may be and how to fix it. I'm thinking about
making some sort of brace to tie the base and column together better.
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