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Alan Johnson 703/12/2019 06:55:41
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I have a Seig X2 milling machine. The dust guard covers are cracked and separating and no longer protecting the ways and screws below from swarf. I have searched for a source for new ones, but cannot find any for sale. I have a suspicion I am not using the right key words, but how do you know!

Would anyone know of a supplier, or a way of manufacturing replacements?

Thanks in advance,


JasonB03/12/2019 07:31:20
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Would one of the bellows from ARC fit the bill, a call to them may confirm if there is a direct fit or mods needed


Ron Laden03/12/2019 08:21:48
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The X2 came with covers..? my SX2P didnt but to be honest I have never found it a problem. I clean the machine down in between jobs and give it a deep clean about once a month, have had no issues from swarf.

Alan Johnson 703/12/2019 08:32:32
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Eureka you found it!

I never would have though of "concertina bellows" for a search!

Thanks. I have ordered two!


not done it yet03/12/2019 09:23:42
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I wouldn’t have even thought of looking anywhere else, than first asking the supplier(s) of the machine. Just like you wouldn’t go to Ford for a part for a Vauxhall.smiley

Alan Johnson 703/12/2019 11:01:47
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Yes, I did look at the supplier (Hare and Forbes in my case). Sorry, discontinued line! Don't ring us, we ........

Peter G. Shaw03/12/2019 15:17:07
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I have a Warco MiniMill (X2 clone) and have found that the rubber bellows simply do not last in my workshop (garage). Generally they split in one or more of the creases. The originals did not last: I have used Arc Euro Trades bellows, they did not last. I have even tried gluing, using rubber glue from a cycle repair kit, pieces of old cycle inner tube over the splits - and still they split. I have tried using pieces cut from an old lorry innertube, but as there was no concertina effect, the tube just bunches up in use. The latest idea is to use one of Harold Hall's ideas, that of using folded cardboard "varnished" on both sides with polyurethane lacquer. Unfortunately, I still get bunching up because it appears that the varnished cardboard is too stiff.

My personal view is that it is caused by the cold winter temperatures in my uninsulated garage.

Peter G. Shaw

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