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Tony Scott10/10/2019 18:32:59
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Hi everyone, have just aquired a warco wm18 that has never been used, and when I disassembled the machine it came to light that the gas strut is missing, do you any of you knowledgeable people know the length or find an online manual.

Was surprised that there is no online manual.

JasonB10/10/2019 18:40:30
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Some don't have the strut, the later ones do.

Boiler Bri10/10/2019 20:18:11
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Mines 2007. No strut. Good idea though. That said I have to apply a bit of nip on the quill for accuracy.

Bri

Mick Henshall10/10/2019 20:32:35
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Hi Tony,

I lost my manual for my WM14mill, could not find online so contacted Warco and a kind gent sent me one as an pdf

Give it a try

Mick 🇫🇴

Lainchy10/10/2019 20:50:59
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Same here Mick... almost by return too! Very fast to mail me the PDF back.

Drop them a mail. They will send you the manual.

Ian

Tony Scott10/10/2019 22:31:11
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Thanks guys. I have dropped them a message.

The main reason for asking about the gas strut is the ball and cup are both fitted but the ram is not, surely they wouldn't fit the balls and cup's??

SillyOldDuffer11/10/2019 10:07:27
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Posted by Tony Scott on 10/10/2019 22:31:11:

Thanks guys. I have dropped them a message.

The main reason for asking about the gas strut is the ball and cup are both fitted but the ram is not, surely they wouldn't fit the balls and cup's??

Bit of a mystery. My 2014 WM18 doesn't have a strut and Warco's blurb doesn't mention it as a selling point either. Not having the strut certainly makes cranking the head up harder but not so much I've felt the need to do anything about it. This is because the head is only moved during setting-up, and then only short distances. I even wondered in another recent thread if the presence of a strut might make vibration more likely : don't know!

Of course a strut would allow a smaller motor to be used in a CNC conversion. And, because the lifting wheel is awkwardly placed on the top of the column (and I'm 6' tall), a strut would be useful for operators on the short side, or anyone with weaker arms than me. (I'm a weed)

Dave

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