index 645 quill power feed

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Jan 30, 2017
The power feed doesnt work on my 645. I can manually feed it up and down with the hand wheel. If I put a lot of downward pressure on the quill feed gear selector, it will work somewhat. I have a manual and I think I adjusted the clutch correctly. Any ideas?

T. J.

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Oct 31, 2015
My 645 is in pieces right now and I only engaged the quill feed once to make sure it worked, so I probably won't be much help. But if I remember correctly, to engage the feed, you have to engage the clutch (push handle to the right), pull knob in center of quill handwheel, and select feed with the selector lever. I think there is a neutral position between each gear.

I will be tearing into the head on mine soon. If it will help you to compare my components with yours, I'm happy to help.
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