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Hofmann Rotary table owners?

Adjusting backlash

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Peter F19/03/2019 23:42:57
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I just bought a Hofmann 10" rotary table, there's a slight bit of backlash, any owners of one of these confirm how you can adjust this?

Is that allen screw to the right of the logo have anything to do with it?

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mgnbuk20/03/2019 07:43:10
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UK agent contact details here :

**LINK**

May be easiest to try them first ? Failing that, the German parent company website also ahs contact details.

HTH

Nigel B

Simon Williams 320/03/2019 08:20:23
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Posted by Peter F on 19/03/2019 23:42:57:

Is that allen screw to the right of the logo have anything to do with it

Yes.

The worm is located in an eccentric cartridge, so loosening that screw allows you to turn the (eccentric) worm bearing. Not only does this permit adjustment of the backlash, you can also disengage the worm from the pinion allowing the turntable to revolve freely. Useful for setting up.

HTH Simon

Phil P20/03/2019 12:57:41
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As per what Simon said above, but you will find that a standard Allen key will not fit behind the hand wheel.

Get yourself a spare Allen key and shorten it so it fits in the space and then leave it there all the time.

That is what I do on my Hoffmann 8" table. They are a superbly made bit of kit and you will not be dissapointed.

Phil

Peter F20/03/2019 22:28:55
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Thanks for the reply Nigel,Simon, thank you for confirming that, Phil yes it seems very nice, well worth an extra 50 quid over buying a new import in my opinion.

Phil P20/03/2019 22:59:16
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If you have managed to get a Hofmann for only £50 more than an unknown imported one then you really have got a bargain. Well done that man.

Mine has the indexing plate attachment rather than the hand-wheel.

Phil

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