|Forum topic by jmos||posted 01-17-2014 10:53 PM||856 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-17-2014 10:53 PM
I’ve got a Delta bench mounted mortising machine (14-651) that’s about three years old (out of warranty) and the roll pin that holds the handle to the machine just failed. It’s slightly under 1/4” (about 0.237”).
To those who are good with machinery, what would you recommend to replace it? Is it designed to be soft so that it fails and prevents damage to more expensive parts of the machine? Or should I use something harder to prevent this from happening again?
I could just order a replacement from Delta, but they are showing out of stock. Will any old roll pin work, if I can find one from another source, do I need any other specs besides the length and diameter?
Any assistance would be appreciated.