HF 5980 Question

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larrye44
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HF 5980 Question

Post by larrye44 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:04 pm

I got my new HF 5980 and got it all cleaned up. I'm reading Machine Shop Essentials by Frank Marlow and have a few questions. I'm about two thirds through the book and have a friend who is a machinist coming over after I finish the book to get me started.

There are two rods 5/16" X 2-1/4" and a wedge that I cannot find a use for. The rest of the items I learned their use by the book, but have not figured out the wedge and rods. Can someone help me out with these? Thanks everyone. Larry

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Post by sch » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:51 am

Wedge could be a taper, used to slide into the slot of an MT3 extension
to loosen anything placed in the extension. Try a search on taper in
the machinist book to see if your wedge matches a taper. Also used on
MT*->Mt* adapters for same purpose. Not sure about your rods, are
they threaded on one or both ends?

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Post by larrye44 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:59 pm

You are right the wedge is used to slide into the slot of an MT3 extension
to loosen anything placed in the extension.

The rods are not threaded either end. Just round stock.

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Post by Harold_V » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:33 pm

larrye44 wrote:You are right the wedge is used to slide into the slot of an MT3 extension
to loosen anything placed in the extension.

The rods are not threaded either end. Just round stock.
In shop lingo, the tapered wedge is commonly referenced as a drift.

Harold

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Post by larrye44 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:21 pm

Thanks, Harold... Much appreciated. This is the way I learn and I appreciate you guys taking the time to teach me.

I sure have learned a lot from the book Machine Shop Essentials. Looking forward to learning even more. Larry

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