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by Torch
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Grizzly G9729 Mods
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Grizzly G9729 Mods

I also added a DRO (Sinpo 3-axis) and felt wipers for the carriage. But I can't seem to find those threads now.
by Torch
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Grizzly G9729 Mods
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Grizzly G9729 Mods

Your machine is very similar to mine (HQ800V), so some of these mods may be applicable: https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=87470 https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=88872 https://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=96110 https://www.chaski.o...
by Torch
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Grizzly G9729 Oil Leak
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Grizzly G9729 Oil Leak

On my machine (similar design), that round thing (under the chuck) is a site glass. The oil level should be no higher than the top of it. Is your oil level too high, maybe?
by Torch
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 128
Views: 36142

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Mr Ron wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:44 pm
The thing I hate the most is the unsolicited phone calls.
That's the one thing that tempts me to trade in my flip phone -- I understand there are apps available for smart phones to filter out the spam calls.
by Torch
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 128
Views: 36142

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Good luck finding a flip phone any more. They are becoming an endangered species.
by Torch
Sat May 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 7302

Re: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

Most 3in1 machines have 2 motors. One for the lathe and one for the mill. (A very few run the mill from the lathe motor via a gearbox) That Shopmaster looks like it's missing the lathe motor as well as having been dropped. Lord knows what other hidden damage it suffered. I would absolutely pass on t...
by Torch
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: central machinery model 5980
Replies: 15
Views: 9530

Re: central machinery model 5980

Good news, congratulations!
by Torch
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: central machinery model 5980
Replies: 15
Views: 9530

Re: central machinery model 5980

Spray things liberally. Work them back and forth gently, a little bit at a time. Be patient. If you can work some light oil into the joints and rehydrate the old grease, things will be easier to disassemble without damaging force.
by Torch
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: central machinery model 5980
Replies: 15
Views: 9530

Re: central machinery model 5980

...nothing will freely turn. Does that mean they turn stiffly? Could be as simple as old congealed grease and that a good cleaning will get things moving again. You may need to soak things down repeatedly with WD-40 or similar thin oil spray to liquify the grease in order to get things apart first ...
by Torch
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: central machinery model 5980
Replies: 15
Views: 9530

Re: central machinery model 5980

Here is a pdf with lots of pictures of replacing/rebuilding the 5980 mill spindle by an owner: http://machine.archives.verhey.org/files/original/d37b7faa4f45f05de045f6cfe4df6f5d.pdf Here is a very detailed set of instructions from Harbor Freight themselves for the very similar L-H007: http://machine...
by Torch
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: central machinery model 5980
Replies: 15
Views: 9530

Re: central machinery model 5980

Looking at the parts diagram in the manual for that machine, it looks like the mill spindle pulley is secured with a nut, and the pulley itself is on a taper. Looks like the lathe pulley is keyed, but I don't see what exactly secures it. Maybe a set screw in one of the pulley sheaves? Let me know if...
by Torch
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Shoptask 1720
Replies: 197
Views: 60051

Re: Shoptask 1720

You should probably post up your location and maybe some pictures.