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duncan webster10/12/2010 12:35:15
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Anyone know how to remove the quick feed spindle, I don't use it and it just gets in the way. I've got a copy of at least part of the manual, but it doesn't cover that bit
Paul White 310/12/2010 15:29:40
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hello Duncan,  I think the 2B head is the same as the 2A.  If this is the case then the fast feed lever is mounted on the spindle by the nut and a taper.  You cannot remove the spindle as the other end to the lever ,is fitted with a key and the slow feed wormwheel.  that is to say you can remove it but will loose  the control of the head downfeed!
Regards Paul.
duncan webster10/12/2010 22:10:51
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Thanks, but I've obviously not explained it properly, I want to remove the table quick feed spindle, not the quill downfeed
Laurence B11/12/2010 10:41:59
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Just looking at my 2B,there is a recess hole at the back of the 'Y' axis slide (on top of the knee) in line with the quick feed capstan spindle at the front.
In the recess is a retaining nut which will need a box spanner to remove.The spindle assembly should come out then,remembering that the quick feed pinion is keyed to this spindle.Hope this helps.
Laurence B.
duncan webster16/12/2010 11:20:39
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Thanks Laurence, it took me a while to find a tube spanner, but it works just as you say. The spindle is now greased up and stored in the bottom of the cabinet in case someone ever wants to put it back.
Terence Knight28/03/2011 12:15:41
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Centec 2B Vertical Head Oil Seal
The seal is 2" OD 1 3/8" ID the Thickness unknown. as am still using the miller.
Has anybody out there actually replaced an oil seal in the past?
Thanks TK

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