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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: 13
Views: 3283

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: 6031

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: 6031

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: 6031

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: 6031

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: 6031

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: 46998

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: 14204

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: 14204

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: 3102

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: 4494

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: 4494

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.