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Forum topic by sportflyer1 posted 03-30-2015 06:11 PM 510 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sportflyer1

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03-30-2015 06:11 PM

I would like to add a larger base plate so that the saw has better platform on the blade side. The base plate is held by a split spring tube. How do I remove this ? See picture attached. Tks


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Ghidrah

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#1 posted 03-30-2015 11:16 PM

If you’re adamant on changing bases what you show is called a spring pin. Notice the taper facing the camera, it is press fit into the opening. Getting it out won’t be as difficult as getting it back in. If it’s hollow you may be able to get a machine screw through with a washer at each end. Thread a nut on it put a nut each side of the screw then start torquing.

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sportflyer1

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#2 posted 03-31-2015 12:57 AM

I think I will try to add the additional plate without dismantelling the original base. My only problem is how to drill the holes accurately with the original base in place. I guess I will have to hold the saw in some form of jig so I can use the drill press.

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runswithscissors

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#3 posted 03-31-2015 01:24 AM

That’s called a roll pin, and it’s easily driven out if you can get to it with a punch. They aren’t hard to install, either, just reverse the process.

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sportflyer1

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#4 posted 03-31-2015 02:07 AM

This particular one is easy to get to . I will try the the screw method by Ghidrah tomorrow. I also have punch I can use but its not a roll pin punch with a centering ball. To reinstall , I will pinch the taper side along the shank to get it started then use a punch for the rest of the way .

Tks for the suggestions.

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runswithscissors

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#5 posted 03-31-2015 06:58 PM

No need for a centering ball or point. In fact, that would tend to spread the diameter of the roll pin, which you don’t want. The ideal punch is flat nosed, and slightly less in diameter than the hole. But you can use a makeshift punch. No need to over think this.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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sportflyer1

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#6 posted 03-31-2015 11:03 PM

Got it out with combination of screw and punch. Completed project and reinserted roll pin the same way. Need to pinch the pin a bit to get it started. Tks for all the suggestions.

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