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Thread: Newly back to model engineering - Issue with Hobbymat BFE65
26/06/2020 20:57:26

Hi All.

Thank you so much. I knew this would be the right forum to join...there's clearly a huge amount of knowledge here.

I will have a look tomorrow and report back on how it goes. The fan guard on the motor makes sense though..it does sound like that.

Have a great evening all.

25/06/2020 22:09:21

Hello everyone.

I'm recently and very happily back in the world of model engineering after a break of 20 odd years. I recently bought a very nice Myford ML7 and Hobbymat BFE65 from an elderly gent who's had them for some decades.

I saw the mill running and all was fine but when I got it home, it makes an insane level of noise when switched on as if the gears are stripping.

I popped off the speed control handles and left panel so I could have a look at the gearbox and all seems fine inside, I am not entirely sure what I need to be looking for...can anyone give me any hints or tips?

The machine is a geared version

Plenty of grease inside

Previous owner fitted grub screws to speed control levels to prevent them popping out of gear

The spindle turns in all speeds and seems to have power its just this deafening noise that worries me!

Many thanks in advance, people.

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