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Old 03-24-2010, 06:01 PM
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trout, if your's is like mine there's nothing to be gained by going halfway.
I just finished the disassembly and took pictures along the way. Stand by for half & hour 'til I have them posted in my HF Mill thread then Jack can look at the photos compared to his manual and tell you if it's the same or similar procedure.

Getting the spindle out really isn't all that hard.
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You can download a manual from ENCO I believe, I will check
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:10 PM
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Heres one Should be close to what you have.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:01 AM
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thanks to you both.

digr, i've got the manual on the computer now. and it'll help although i think the one platypus is gonna send will be better and more detailed. but i appreciate the work you did finding that for me.....
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:38 PM
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The one Digr posted is very similar, but its not the same machine. From 1983 to now they have changed the design in a few areas, the quill/spindle area is one of them.


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Old 03-25-2010, 05:14 PM
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This should help you.

http://www.harborfreight.com/manuals...3999/33686.PDF
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:28 PM
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Thats the same as the Enco, but again not the exact same unit as the 981.



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Old 03-25-2010, 06:46 PM
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The "key" in all R-8 spindles (both Bridgeport & mill-drill) is the point of a short set screw. It hasn't the ability to prevent tooling from spinning, but it does allow tooling to index to the same relative position each time it's installed. Many people remove that set screw & put it in the proper place ... the trash can

Don't lose any sleep over that one. Tighten the draw bar nut until the nut is snug & mill away.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:54 PM
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thanks for the advice precisionworks. already replaced it. worthwhile doing the work. if it happens again for some reason, i'll promptly do nothing next time.
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worthwhile doing the work. if it happens again for some reason, i'll promptly do nothing next time.
There's not to much more fun then watching someone trying to remove a spinning collet when turning the draw-bar.
Just like trying to unscrew a bolt and having the nut on the other side that you cant get a hold of, turning.

Collets are low profile, makes it difficult to grab with pliers, a metal chip in the collet threads, a missing key-pin and it will be more fun then a barrel of minkeys.

It maybe rare so be sure to have a camera around.
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