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Quill Bearing Question

#20191 by berry » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:33 pm

I have an early 80's Mark V and I recently pulled my quill assembly to clean and wax. It's a two bearing quill. I notice quite a lot of play in the bearing furthest from spindle. Looking into the assembly the bearing has 1/32 or a bit more play between the outer bearing surface and quill housing!

I don't know what's acceptable or with-in tolerance. Seems like a lot of slop to me.

I'd appreciate any input from you folks who keep your machines top notch shape. And with the sale I thought this was the time to ask for advice.

A big thanks for reading this!


New Leaf Custom Woodworking
Berry Conway - Chief Dust Maker

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Quill Bearing Question

#20194 by billmayo » Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:29 pm

Shopsmith made several different 2 bearing quills. See Dusty's 05-24-2008, 07:23 PM response and do a search on "two bearing quill". Hope this helps.


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