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by Torch
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: central machinery model 5980
Replies: 6
Views: 184

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: 6
Views: 184

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: 30181

Re: Shoptask 1720

You should probably post up your location and maybe some pictures.
by Torch
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 9928

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

I replaced one of the shaft keys in the gear train with a copper one. Even easier and cheaper to replace than a sacrificial gear.
by Torch
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Harbor Freight 46199
Replies: 21
Views: 9928

Re: Harbor Freight 46199

Great news Larry. Glad to hear how it worked out. Have fun with the new toy! Have you considered making your own metal gears for it?
by Torch
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Brown Boggs edger help, please
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

Brown Boggs edger help, please

A tin-knocker friend of mine is setting himself up in his own business, and is trying to acquire the necessary tools to outfit a small fab shop. He picked up a Brown Boggs edger that looks very similar to this: https://cdn-empiremachineryt.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/IMG_0454.jpg (Migh...
by Torch
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Clutch / Shear pin for Smithy Midas ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Re: Clutch / Shear pin for Smithy Midas ?

I was about to say no, as I have managed to avoid crashing since. But then I remembered that my son managed to shear one (the feed screw dowel, IIRC) as part of his learning process.
by Torch
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Clutch / Shear pin for Smithy Midas ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Re: Clutch / Shear pin for Smithy Midas ?

I put shear pins on after a couple of, um, learning opportunities. I replaced the pin for the feed screw with a brass dowel and I made brass keys for the change gears.

I also learned not to crash, so I really haven't tested them thoroughly. But they haven't caused me any problems.
by Torch
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: I think my drill head is jammed
Replies: 5
Views: 2510

Re: I think my drill head is jammed

If I look at your picture closely, it appears there is some slotted hole peaking out on the left of the washers on at least two of the motor bolts. Loosening the bolts and then loosening the big black adjuster bolt -- as already mentioned by spro and Harold -- should gain you some slack. If this mac...
by Torch
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V
Replies: 18
Views: 12478

Re: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V

Spro,- Sorry, sometimes my sense of humour is a bit obscure. My bad. Let me explain: The ultimate test of the metal would be to apply increasing stress until it deforms or breaks. Hence "I hope to hell I don't test the strength of the metal", meaning I hope not to break or deform it. The 'parable of...
by Torch
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V
Replies: 18
Views: 12478

Re: Installing a wedge QCTP on the HQ800V

I am but one little voice here and not able to test the strength of your particular compound metal. I hope to hell I don't test the strength of the metal either!!! :lol: I made these mods a few years ago. All I can do is quote the immortal words of the guy who fell off the roof of a 20 story office...