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Post by antiqueradiobuff on Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:06 pm

I have a question how loose or tight is the mandrell supoose to be on the left side tords the gears >?

My mandrell seems to be loose ill do a video and have it ready shortly Thanks

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Re: Question on Edison B standard

Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:15 pm

I don't know what you mean by mandrel is loose. Is it loose on the shaft? Is the shaft loose in the gears?
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Post by antiqueradiobuff on Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:19 am

Bill on the belt gear side there is no shall we say potmetal bearing if you can view this link below it may help explain.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:05 pm

Bill, your picture is way too jittery to tell, but, first, you have put machine together wrong. You've got the second drive gear for the feed screw in backwards, you have the main drive gear on the mandrel shaft in backwards, and, it appears you are missing the end bearing.
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:45 pm

For the loose mandrel there is a spindle bearing that isn't in place or is missing on the end. This is found on the arm that is on the right-side of the mandrill. It is used to support the end of the spindle. You called it a gate in your video. There should be a tapered shaft (spindle)on the mandrel by the looks of other machines on the web.


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Re: Question on Edison B standard

Post by antiqueradiobuff on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:53 pm

on the loose mandrell I opened the gate if there was a bearing maybe someone messed with it I purchased the unit about 2 years ago less motor i had one see pics i hope this helps Thank You Guys
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Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:41 pm

Bill, leave the direction of those gears alone for now. I may be wrong. Geez, this memory.
I will look at my B standard. But, your mandrel gear is in too far, and, your end gate bearing too loose.
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Post by antiqueradiobuff on Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:28 pm

well Bill I also for got something and just remembered the feed screw and the bar in front & back need oiling just a bit I also adjusted it as you said ill post a video soon also the speed was mis adjusted.
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