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01-07-2016 04:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shopsmith er10 er

I recently got an old ShopSmith ER10 and I’m working on restoring it. It was all going well until I did something that immediately regretted. I unscrewed the headstock lever completely. I’m not sure exactly why, but now it won’t screw back in, it’s just not grabbing anything when I try to screw it back.

Does anybody have any idea of how to get this piece back into the headstock? (preferably without completely disassembling the headstock)

Thank you in advance for any advice/suggestions!

- Adam


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#1 posted 01-07-2016 05:17 PM

What do you mean by the head stock lever?
Owners manual is on the left of page.
http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=2747

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#2 posted 01-07-2016 05:24 PM

Sorry about that. It’s the lever that locks the headstock to the rails. You can see it on pg. 4 of the manual. It’s located to the left if the on/off switch.

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#3 posted 01-07-2016 06:03 PM

I have 3 ERs, but not near the shop to look at them. i think there is a threaded mate and it may have fallen out. I am going to look for a link for you and posted it if I can find it.

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#4 posted 01-07-2016 06:10 PM

I found it, it screws into that wedge as shown in this link, but I cant recall if you can push it out into the externals of the head stock. If you drop the motor the bottom of the head stock is open and very easy to look and get access to it.
http://mkctools.com/10erwedgelockrepair.htm

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#5 posted 01-07-2016 06:13 PM

When I say drop the motor that is the whole motor assembly, just loosen the 2 set screws one in front and in back of the head stock, you will have to remove the belt to drop it.

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#6 posted 01-07-2016 06:31 PM

SCWW,
I dont know if you paged all the way through the manual, but there is 2 pages of exploded views towards the end.

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#7 posted 01-07-2016 06:34 PM

Make sure when you get the wedge back in, that the angled area is in position to mate with the radius of the way tube.

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#8 posted 01-07-2016 06:37 PM

Adam, that maybe a left hand thread after looking at the pic in the exploded view to make it work to put pressure on the way tube.

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#9 posted 01-07-2016 08:13 PM

Wow, thank you so much for the help. I did see the exploded views in the manual but I didn’t know how to get to those parts. I’ll get the motor off and see how it goes. I did read somewhere that it was a left handed thread, but apparently I need to get into the headstock casing to move the piece that the lever screws to into place.

Thank you again for all the advice!!!

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#10 posted 01-07-2016 08:32 PM

SCWW, I am a member on the Shop Smith forum there are guys over there that are the real experts on these.
http://shopsmith.com/ss_forum/index.php

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