Re: Wacking the Morse taper out of the spindle
Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:27 pm
My Sheldon lathe uses a MT5/5C adapter with a push off collar. The collar is used to remove the adapter as it is threaded onto the threaded headstock spindle. I am missing the collar, so I have to wack the adapter out. So far, it doesn't seem to be doing any harm. The splitter sounds like a good idea. I will have to get one.shootnride wrote: ↑Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:23 pmWhen I first got my lathe, the first time I had to remove the 5C adapter from the spindle I drove it out with a wood dowel. Like you, I was concerned about possible damage to the spindle bearings. Since then I have used a bearing splitter between the 5C adapter and the lathe spindle. Using this method the adapter comes out easily and doesn't put any undue stress on the bearings. I don't know if this method will work on your lathe or not, but it's some food for thought.