- Nov 10, 2013
Wow!!!!! Looks great
Thanks for the tip T.J that is great info, much appreciated.It looks like you have the same style of way wipers I have. I bought new rubber strips from W-I. I got 3 feet of it and it was about $35.
Here's a suggestion regarding lubrication. I have one of these little oil guns and it is great for pushing oil into those zerks.
My routine is to put one pump into each zerk, except for the back zerk on the left side of the saddle, which gets two pumps. (It supplies a larger area than the others)
Mine aren't threaded at all - the rod is pressed into the wheel. Replacing them is on my to do list as well.Anyone know what size bolt hole is in the hand wheels?
the holes are larger than 1/4 and smaller the 5/16, seems like Metric 8mm but had an unusal thread pitch. Worst case I can drill them out and tap to a standard size I guess.
Interesting, thanks T.J. ya mine are just a bolt with a nut on it and the plastic spinner piece just sits between the nut and the bolt head. I wonder if someone just jerry-rigged up the spinner knobs on my machine after breaking the originals.... Maybe I will just drill and re-tap the holes if that's the case.Mine aren't threaded at all - the rod is pressed into the wheel. Replacing them is on my to do list as well.
Interesting, yes I believe the model 745 is a bit different from the turret upwards but everything below that is more or less the same as the model 645. That shaft actually requires a 1 inch socket or wrench to fit the head on it. It moved pretty easy on my mill but as you say it might be a place they did a redesign on the 745. Sorry to hear yours broke, hope you were able to get it unstuck...That looks like one place where they made improvements over the Model 645. That shaft on a 645 isn't near as beefy. There must have been more 200 pound gorillas like me who broke theirs trying to get it unstuck with the big wrench!
Not yet, but that's why I haven't installed the table and just have the cross slide sitting on the knee, so I can easily remove it. I don't think I will be getting anything re-scraped but I'll ask him about re-flaking (to help with oil retention).Were you ever able to hook up with Shane?
haha ya I guess it does look like that in the picture.NO! do not take the chop saw to the table!
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Just kidding. Great job. I wish I had the time and dedication to fully rebuild a machine. I'm doing about 1/4 on my 16"SB, but I need to get it going to get some other stuff done.
Good to see the bronze nut is good. I have seen it in the parts diagrams, but did not realize its size. I bet it would not be cheap to replace.
Great job with the pics, thanks.