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Forum topic by kmetzger posted 12-20-2014 06:03 PM 1038 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kmetzger

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12-20-2014 06:03 PM

I have a Grizzly G0462 clone and the tailstock mechanism is totally ruined. The groove for my set screw is stripped, so I can’t advance the quill to put any pressure on blanks. Now I’m looking for a solution and would appreciate any advice you fellows might have. I can order a new handwheel, but I’d rather spend my money on a better quality tailstock. What do you think? And since I can’t turn anything at all until I find a solution, can anyone think of a temporary alternative method for putting pressure on the quill? Kim

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


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#1 posted 12-20-2014 07:02 PM

C clamp from the hand wheel to the set screw. buy a tail stock off ebay for a metal lathe and make up a wood riser block. they wont give up on you in the future and they are cheap. you could use the base from the one you have and cut the top section off and bolt the new tailstock to the base if you want to use the existing quick set mechanism.

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#2 posted 12-20-2014 07:57 PM

Fill the threads with metal set and re-cut.

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#3 posted 12-20-2014 08:22 PM

I drilled out the old threads and welded a nut into the hole. Still working a year later.

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#4 posted 12-20-2014 08:34 PM

Thanks, guys. There’s nothing wrong with the threads in the leadscrew. There’s a groove that the set screw fits into. The left shoulder of the groove has worn off. I’m going to order a new handwheel, but was hoping to find a temporary way to apply pressure to my blanks until then.

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

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#5 posted 12-20-2014 10:37 PM

did you miss the mention of a c clamp from the handwheel to the protruding set screw?

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#6 posted 12-20-2014 10:59 PM

REO – thanks, I didn’t understand how that would work, but I’ll play around with the idea.

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

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#7 posted 12-20-2014 11:15 PM

Sorry, I misunderstood the problem there.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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#8 posted 12-20-2014 11:27 PM

Yeah, I read groove, then saw threads with gunk all over them, and misunderstood. It could be fixed by welding a collar over the worn section then cutting a new groove, might be cheaper to order a new handwheel though.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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