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#1 posted 07-25-2019 05:37 AM

Hello, I’m looking forward to joining the SuperShop owners group. I’ve made arrangements to purchase a Smithy SuperShop, but won’t get to pick it up until next month.
I am going to have to disassemble it a fair bit to get it into my basement workshop. In preparation for that, I’ve watched the Smithy videos linked earlier in this thread. They talk about using a face spanner wrench to tension up the torsion spring, and that this tension has to be relieved to remove the pivot base.
Can anyone give me some measurements on this pin-style face spanner wrench? I know it’s not included in the sale. Looking for the spacing between opposite holes (center-to-center) on the torsion spring hub and also the diameter of the actual holes so I can get an adjustable spanner with appropriate sized pins. If I have this ordered in advance, hopefully I’ll be ready for unmounting the upper assembly from the base when I get the SuperShop.
On a related note, has anyone taken the carriage and headstock off of the way tubes? I’ll need to do this to navigate my basement stairs. Any tricks to it or anything I should watch for?
Thanks in advance for any tips!

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