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Re: [taigtools] Spindle ticking noise

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  • Tony Jeffree
    Belt adjustment is particularly critical on the mill because it is so short. I had this a while back and concluded that the click was from the belt attempting
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 17, 2013
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      Belt adjustment is particularly critical on the mill because it is so
      short. I had this a while back and concluded that the click was from the
      belt attempting to flip inside out and then flipping back....careful
      adjustment to get the pulleys in line and square to each other fixed it.

      Regards,
      Tony
      On Mar 18, 2013 12:01 AM, "Ron Thompson" <ron@...> wrote:

      > I adjusted the belt and the noise went away.
      >
      > On 3/17/2013 7:57 PM, Will Schmit wrote:
      > >
      > > Your situation and mine are probably different, but my 3-jaw chuck has
      > > ticked from day1. Something in it is loose. Doesn't matter if I
      > > have it "tight as dick's hatband", or flopping in the breeze. Once
      > > it hits about 1200 RPM, the ticking stops.
      > >
      > > The ticking (in my machine) happens with the belt off.
      > > I can spin it by hand and hear it.
      > >
      > > I don't pay any attention to it -- it is just what the machine sounds
      > > like!
      > >
      > > ________________________________
      > > From: Ron Thompson <ron@... <mailto:ron%40ourcadguy.com>>
      > > To: taigtools@yahoogroups.com <mailto:taigtools%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2013 12:59 PM
      > > Subject: [taigtools] Spindle ticking noise
      > >
      > >
      > > Â
      > > Hey everyone,
      > > I am getting a ticking noise from around my spindle on my CNC Taig mill,
      > > er-16 spindle.
      > > The belt is tight and aligned. No pieces flapping.
      > > I am running at the highest speed using a 1/8" 60 degree engraving
      > > cutter, but usually don't run that fast. I am just cutting MDF to proof
      > > a part.
      > > The spindle housing is warm to the touch.
      > > The mill has sat unused for several months. I lubed the ways and screws
      > > when I started cutting.
      > > It has been infrequently used since I bought it a couple of years ago.
      > > I hate to think the spindle bearings are shot already! Any ideas?
      > >
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