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Camlock chuck

How to undo

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Brian lightfoot14/08/2020 15:25:59
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How far of do I need to back of the camlock screws as I have just got a new machine and unsure how to take the chuck off, it may be stuck not sure many thanks, Brian lightfoot

Ps the handbook is no good at all.

Emgee14/08/2020 15:34:59
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On my old Bantam with D1-3 back off 180 degrees, the collar is marked with an engraved line at open and closed positions.


KWIL14/08/2020 15:39:41
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When you out it back on, note that the chuck and base are uausally marked with the single straight line, to line up the two separate parts.

Stuart Bridger14/08/2020 15:41:44
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There should be three markings on the spindle nose for each fastening " |" at 12 O' Clock and "V" at 3 and 6 O'Clock. The line on the locking clamp should be between the two "V" for locked. Turn anti clockwise to the "|" to release.That's how Colchester did it on the chipmaster, others may vary the markings, but the principle will be the same.

Edited By Stuart Bridger on 14/08/2020 15:42:41

Brian lightfoot14/08/2020 17:00:10
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Thanks for the help the chuck is now off all it needed was a tap with a soft mallet, but as not used this method of holding a chuck on I was a bit unsure better safe than sorry,

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