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#1 jdslednut OFFLINE  

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Posted March 18, 2014 - 10:48 PM

I'm trying to help my cousin out via phone and email with his Shopsmith circa 1960.  I really know nothing about these machines except what I've "googled."  He is telling me that his "chuck is stuck."  He's removed the set screw involved and has had no luck removing the chuck rendering it useless for other tasks.  I'm waiting for some pics but I thought I'd ask the experts here on GTTalk to see if anyone has run into this issue and if anyone has some ideas on how to remove it.

 

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 04:03 AM

Sorry, I don't know either, but I wish I owned one.

Used one years ago to do some horizontal drilling in some marine grade plywood. Nice piece of equipment.



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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:46 AM

I have an old one. I'll take a look today. It's been a while since I've

used it, so I can't say for sure, but I think it's just a set screw that

holds it.



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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:06 AM

Insert the short end of a large Allen wrench in the chuck and tighten it. With gloves on try to hole the pulley on that shaft and hit the Allen wrench with a length of wood or dead-blow hammer. The shaft is plain with a flat for the set screw. Once the chuck turns on the shaft it should come off.

 

At least this is how it is on a 1950 machine.

 

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:09 AM

Not sure what year mine is.. However the chuck is held on with a set screw, Everything is a tight precision fit so if any moisture is in there it will be difficult to remove.

Also the setscrew has to be very loose or taken out the shaft has a tapered flat on it,, Hard to explain but the flat is shallow on the end and gets deeper close to the bearing.

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 07:33 AM

I've got one about that year, never even used it other than the table saw. I would have to really look to see how it is held one.



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Posted March 19, 2014 - 01:09 PM

A little more info and his question.  It is a model 10E and here's the problem...

 

The main problem that I have is that the spur center for wood turning is jammed onto the spindle of the headstock so securely that I cannot remove it.  I have taken out the set screw and used penetrating oil and a few other things, but it just wont budge.

 

Thanks again for anyone's help!



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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:18 PM

If I am not mistaken, the shaft is hollow so you can put a wooden dowel in the back end and tap out the spur. You may have to lock the spindle down too.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 07:30 PM

I took a look at mine. It's a solid shaft, no taper, about .625 dia. and

as Arti said, the flat for the set screw is tapered downhill towards the head.


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Posted March 23, 2014 - 12:13 AM

He got it!  A little bit of heat did the trick.  Thanks for all of your suggestions and advice.


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 02:17 PM

Rust-solve, heat and a hammer will undo almost anything, except a hangover. :deadhorse:  :deadhorse:



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Posted March 29, 2014 - 07:12 PM

Hammers feel like they are part of a hang over




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