I got a good deal on a DJ-20 w/ a Byrd Shelix head on Craigslist. Because there are a several spots with rust on it, I’m planning to do a full restoration. Question is how do you remove the tables from the body? I can remove the plates that clamp the pivoting rods at the end where the table adjustment levers are, but I don’t see how you can remove the plates closer to the cutterheads.
Here is a pic of the adjustment lever assembly. I have loosened the socket cap screws and turned the black plates 90 degrees. Now this end is free, but the side close to the cutterhead is not.
If you look carefully at this next pic, you can see the back set of socket cap screws. They cause similar plates to clamp to another rod at that end of the table. I just can’t figure out how to loosen those screws and secondly how would I re-install the tables once I do get them out?
Also notice that there is a spring that counteracts the weight of the tables to ease adjustment. I’m not sure how I can remove and later re-install that either.
Any help would be appreciated.