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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 07-25-2019 04:52 PM

The banjo Mike has that’s missing the post bolt…it’s just a standard SAE fine thread, so any good hardware store should have the bolt. One of mine was missing too, so I just drilled a 3/16’ hole in the head for a cross bar.

Going back to the torsion spring. Yes, definitely upright the machine to relieve most of the tension if you are going to mess with un-tensioning it. Unless you have a very long handled wrench, you may still have difficulty controlling it. It is actually a big truck type torsion suspension spring, so you know there’s some force involved. I’ve done it both ways and I still think it is safer in the long run, turn the locking bolts, driop and lock the auxilliary posts. It can’t go anywhere then.

The total Supershop weight pushes 600 lbs pretty hard. About 1/3 of that is in the assembled headstock. You can easily remove the motor and the quill and reduce it to about 150 lbs. Approximations of course.

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com All my life I've wanted to be someone. I see now I should have been more specific.


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