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Forum topic by kmetzger posted 207 days ago 414 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kmetzger

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207 days ago

The handle for the speed selector assembly on our school’s Jet lathe 1442 just fell off and I can’t figure out how to re-attach it. It looks like I’ll have to get inside the headstock to see what’s going on. The manual isn’t much help because it doesn’t show how to open up the headstock to get to the speed selector. Help appreciated.

http://www.rockler.com/tech/708358K_man.pdf

Kim

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25


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Wildwood

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#1 posted 207 days ago

Recommend calling tech support at 1-800-6848 and asking how to make the repair even if lathe is out of warranty. Looking at the diagram have to remove back cover but that does not tell me what to do next, or need to remove headstock off the lathe to get at the speed controller.

http://content.jettools.com/manuals/m_708358k.pdf

-- Bill

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Shawn Masterson

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#2 posted 207 days ago

I would start with removing the headstock, so you can move it around and really see what you are doing. Then it sounds like exploratory surgery from there.

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kmetzger

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#3 posted 207 days ago

Fixed it. The rod that the handle fits onto had slipped into the headstock because a set screw had come loose. After opening the cover, I poked the rod from behind with a stick and it protruded again so that I could lock the handle with the set screw. The rod is pretty tricky to see and get to.

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25

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Wildwood

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#4 posted 207 days ago

Way to go Kim, you the man!

-- Bill

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Bill White

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#5 posted 207 days ago

After all, a “poke with a stick” is sometimes the best method.
I wish my back surgeon had that mentality….........
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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