Post By bradjacob
Compound handle "backlash"
I don't know how to best explain it - I took out the compound handle+screw on my 1946 10L, and noticed that a lot of the backlash in the compound itself comes from the fact that the screw has "play" within the handle itself! I can move it very easily by hand maybe 0.05" back and forth. The question is - how to get rid of this? I think I can put a washer/copper shim in there once I manage to take off the handle... or is it something as simple as just tightening the handle more?
go to, " http://www.wswells.com/crossfeed_scr...air_index.html ". the link that might help you is,
" South Bend forms for refitting a new screw and removing backlash. "
there may be other links that you might be interested in there.
Did get it printed out and I think I know what they mean.....
Originally Posted by promacjoe
Here is a photo simulating the procedure I need to do. The Link says this "shoulder" should only be 0.001" PAST the Grad dial. Notice in MY PHOTO I've got way more than that - it looks similar to the GAP I'm getting. So, this is the shoulder to machine back and thus should remove my backlash -- am I correct?
I just did this (a few weeks ago) on my crossfeed for my 13". I'd go with .002 - just put in a .002 feeler gauge, lock the dial with it's thumbscrew and then machine the shoulder down until it meets the dial.
Originally Posted by rw1
When I did it, the screw & dial operated as if they were fresh of the factory line.