|57 forum posts|
I have a Smart and Brown lathe with D1-4 spindle nose. Unfortunately (and in common with a number of old lathes I have seen!) one or two of the cams in the spindle nose have started to split around the square hole which takes the key. Evidence of a hard former life - I can imagine the tube over the chuck key for that extra little bit of tightening...
I have found one source online for replacements (and I gather that replacement is pretty straightforward) but that is in the US with carriage costs to match. I wonder if anyone knows of a UK supplier of such things?
Thanks in advance,
|Chris Evans 6||31/01/2019 15:15:20|
1870 forum posts
Maybe worth giving Rotagrip a call. They are Birmingham West Midlands based.
1049 forum posts
Try these people **LINK** worth an email !
|51 forum posts|
I bought one ages ago (can't remember where from, sorry!) for exactly the same reason. However, I never fitted it because I couldn't get the old one out - the pin which retains the cam won't budge no matter what I try. If you haven't already, it might be worth checking that you're not in the same boat...
|57 forum posts|
I know it's an old thread but as I started it, I might as well finish!
I found that Warco stock these as spares for their own machines. A phone call had them in my hands a day later.
As Jez mentioned, there was a problem in trying to remove the retaining pins. I was able to wedge something into the end of the pin and with the aid of lots of WD40 and wiggling, they eventually came out. All sorted now, and I can stop worrying about one of the cams splitting in use!
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