King 9 x 49 Pin broken in Spindle Bore

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revrnd
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King 9 x 49 Pin broken in Spindle Bore

Post by revrnd » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:28 pm

Mon' night when I was installing the R8 collet holder in my mill I realized that the small pin that "interacts" w/ the slot in the holder was broken. Is this pin necessary? If yes, is it difficult to replace? I see on the bottom "face" of the spindle that there are 2 blind holes approx' 1/4" in dia', are these for a spanner to remove this part? If yes, which direction would this be rotated to remove, CW or CCW?

Not really sure how it would've been broken. From what I can tell from looking using a mirror & flashlight, the pin is a split pin.

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Re: King 9 x 49 Pin broken in Spindle Bore

Post by WJH » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:35 pm

Just about everyone removes them. Not needed for collets or anything else

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Re: King 9 x 49 Pin broken in Spindle Bore

Post by John Evans » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:12 pm

As long as what remains isn't causing any problems forget about it. The pros are 50-50 on using/keeping them. A slipping collet with one in there is a good way to screw up the spindle bore.
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Re: King 9 x 49 Pin broken in Spindle Bore

Post by Patio » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:33 pm

Assuming that you have a BP or clone mill, the 2 blind holes are for a spanner and yes it comes of like a regular nut. I had to replace mine, as it is necessary, if one installs a right angle head. Outside of that I have no idea what else it is used for.
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Re: King 9 x 49 Pin broken in Spindle Bore

Post by revrnd » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:21 am

Patio wrote:Assuming that you have a BP or clone mill, the 2 blind holes are for a spanner and yes it comes of like a regular nut. I had to replace mine, as it is necessary, if one installs a right angle head. Outside of that I have no idea what else it is used for.
If this "nut" is removed, do I have to watch out for anything that might fall out?

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Re: King 9 x 49 Pin broken in Spindle Bore

Post by John Evans » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:15 pm

No! But the set screw locking it may have another one below it. Also when reinstalling that nut DO NOT over tighten it as you can deform the quill. Go online and down load the free BP manual as if yours is a clone the info will be good. And on a BP that pin's thread is 1/4X32 !!
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Re: King 9 x 49 Pin broken in Spindle Bore

Post by Bill C » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:57 pm

Here's a tutorial on replacing the collet alignment screw in a Bridgeport.

http://www.machinerypartsdepot.com/page/487497676

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Re: King 9 x 49 Pin broken in Spindle Bore

Post by revrnd » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:58 am

Thanks guys for the help.

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Re: King 9 x 49 Pin broken in Spindle Bore

Post by revrnd » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:39 am

Bro found this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLIa3ATVsx4#t=1406

Checking on Ebay the replacement screws are US sourced & are priced from 26 bucks CDN (including shipping) & up. Have any of the Canadian members found a source on our side of the border?

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