|Forum topic by ChuckV||posted 05-06-2010 06:21 PM||1434 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-06-2010 06:21 PM
I recently purchased this mortiser. I have a question about the pinion shaft to which the handle hub attaches. On mine, the right and left sides of the shaft are not the same. The right side has a flat spot.
I brought the mortiser to a repair center. They talked with Powermatic Technical Services and were told that this is intentional. I suppose that it could be to allow the pinion shaft to be inserted and removed. It just does not look quite right to me.
If anyone has this machine and would not mind taking a look at the right side of the pinion shaft when the handle is not attached, I would really like to know what you see.
Here is what mine looks like:
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