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Sylvainmom

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I know there were many posts about this topic but, in order to give another option, here’s what I’ve done this morning. This is made out of a simple hexagonal 1-3/4 ‘’ bar and I use an adjustable wrench to hold this device.
 

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Looks like a pretty good idea.
 

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At first when I saw it, b4 I read your post, I thought you took a hex die, and ground it down inside. Good solution.
 

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The hexagonal shape was basically used for indexing. As this is a 6 splines shaft, you dont have to bother with a dividing head. It doesn’t always have to be complicated!
 

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What I like is it's nice and thick. I bought one of those homemade ones off eBay an it was maybe 1/8" thick and when I used it I think it left dings on the splines. I'd never felt the head hang up before during down feed, so I tossed it. Yours there is no way it's going ding the splines. Good job.
 

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Any reason that I should not be just putting the mill in L-1 to tighten and loosen the collet drawbar?
 

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Good Idea, I may have to try that. I just got an Enco 30 that did not have a spline wrench. Now I have a project for it.
 

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Most of the time, you wont have to use this tool since the draw bar is quite easy to unscrew but, since this is not a gear head machine, no matter the speed you've chosen the spindle will turn easily.
 

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Most of the time, you wont have to use this tool since the draw bar is quite easy to unscrew but, since this is not a gear head machine, no matter the speed you've chosen the spindle will turn easily.
Very correct. With the gears in the lowest setting, the spindle is difficult to turn.
 

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With my belt driven rf 30, no matter the setting, the spindle turns easily
 

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With my belt driven rf 30, no matter the setting, the spindle turns easily
if not to tight, I have grabbed the pulley or belt to hole it.
Ken
 
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