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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 02-22-2019 12:23 PM

In the case of the Supershop bars, that method does not take into consideration the broached teeth under the front tube. The carriage won’t move onto the extension unless those teeth match up perfectly. I suppose one could remove the internal carriage gear and make it work. The bars are heavy enough that set screws onto the connector hold well and do not need a lengthy threaded rod to hold them together. The sockets in the end castings are not very deep and if there is a nut preventing it from bottoming out completely, there could be trouble with the big torsion force. Now, it’s possible to drill the socket in the center for space, I suppose, but I just haven’t experienced the need for an internal rod to hold it together.

I can see that method working well on the Shopsmith, though. The tension of the rods would make the bars a little stiffer.

DanK

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