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    one of those jobs you put off and think why didnít I do that years ago

    Hi All

    I had one of those jobs you put off and once completed you think why didnít I do that years ago. It was a very cheap and simple fix to the quill/power feed disengagement stop locking screw.

    The original clamp screw was a ľĒ BSF cap-screw with a bent piece of steel for a handle silver soldered in the cap. When using the clamp-screw it never seemed to lock in a convenient position. I could have machined the end so it would lock in the correct orientation but I decided to replace with a nice looking adjustable locking clamp screw. I didnít want to replace the collar as it had a nice satin finish. This created another issue that I couldnít get a ľĒ BSF adjustable clamp screw. So, I bought an M8 one knowing I could take it apart and machine the M8 thread down to the required size needed. I also fitted a brass slug in the end to prevent damage to the shaft when clamping.

    This was a simple fix and makes the operation of the quill stop so much easier to adjust.

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    New adjustable clamp screw dismantled ready for new thread to be cut.

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    Machining the M8 thread to 1/4" diameter

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    Threading the new 1/4" BSF thread with a split die.

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    Completed clamp reasemmbled Note a brass insert in the end of the thread to prevent damage to shaft when clamping

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