8619Re: Quill drops when quill lock released
- Jan 1, 2004Roger,
My old Jet M/D has a spring to keep the spindle up. In fact, it
pulls up if I release the fine feed. This is adjustable on mine.
Check the manual to see if it is shown.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rlincolnh" <head@c...> wrote:
> Hi All,
> This problem, which I think is generic to most M/Ds, is getting
> sufficiently annoying that I want to do something about it. We all
> know the cause - the backlash between the rack and pinion being
> opened up when the fine down-feed wheel is advanced while the
> is locked in position - so _someone_ must have come up with a
> solution. I vaguely remember a post sometime earlier this year
> last year!) where someone made reference to doing something to
> machine, with a side benefit being either a fix for this problem,
> which would at least alleviate it.
> I tried some searches of the archives without success.
> Is that someone still a member of this group? Or does anyone else
> have any good ideas?
> As a matter of interest, why does this symptom not occur on other
> machines, e.g. turret mills? Or does it?
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