H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
- Feb 14, 2016
I ordered them from Sears Direct , yeah I know trust me never again . Anyhow I need a new headstock spindle mine is worn about .003 a side at the chuck side and about half that on the other end . After the first initial tear down I slipped the bushings on the spindle , I was not hopeful but I assembled it anyway and did the tighten up on the caps . I didn't even bother with a test indicator as I could feel the movement . I'm pretty sure you can't get a new spindle from Clausing so I was left with no choice , I split the bushings (one side) and drilled a oil hole . Success , after getting the caps adjusted I hooked up my test indicator , I chucked up a rod and moved it side to side and got about .0005 on the chuck at the indicator . I'm calling it good in tell I can find a new spindle . This web site I found useful . http://www.deansphotographica.com/machining/atlas/spindle/spindle.html However there are some mistakes , first we are not working on a 618 we are working on 6" . Next , the fifth picture down he is talking about the bull gear (back gear) what he says is a oil hole is actually the engagement pin detent hole for locking -unlocking for back gear . Mine does not have the spring and ball (lost before me) just a piece of alum. and screw and that's fine with me as I would prefer to lock it in place with the screw .