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How to fix quill

#248707 by RxRick » Wed May 16, 2018 5:48 am

My early greenie quill comes out as seen in the picture. It can be pushed back in and will rotate okay. For now I am only running the bandsaw at low speed. I would appreciate any advice. Specifically, what part do I need to replace to fix this issue? I need to set it upright to use as a drill press but the quill falls out. Thank you.


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Re: How to fix quill

#248710 by JPG » Wed May 16, 2018 10:02 am

For starters, the knurled collar is on the shaft backwards. You need to remove it anyway to gain access to the bearing etc..

Loosen the set screw and the collar will pull off the shaft.

Inside the quill body there is a groove close to the end. A retaining ring snaps into that groove to retain the bearing. The internal face of the bearing abuts a shoulder in the bore of the quill.

Apparently some one has been in there before thee since the collar is on backwards. Ask them where the retaining ring is. ;)

Off hand I do not know the exact size of the ring, but it has an od slightly larger than the bearing(35mm) so it snaps into the groove.

When replacing the knurled knob, pull out on the shaft as you push the collar onto the shaft. The raised portion of the knob presses against the inner race of the bearing so as to minimize play in/out of the quill.

There is a second smaller tapered flat that the collar setscrew tightens against. Make sure the set screw is centered across the flat when tightening(same as when installing an arbor to the larger tapered flat.

I hope the retaining ring is between the bearing and the collar. You will need retaining ring pliers to compress the ring so as to install it in the groove.



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Re: How to fix quill

#248716 by chapmanruss » Wed May 16, 2018 12:34 pm

While it is apart, how is the bearing? It's a good time to replace it if needed. The internal snap ring measures about 1-7/16" but is not sold separately by Shopsmith. You could try an auto parts or hardware store and take the quill with you to check diameter and thickness. Most places are pretty helpful on stuff like that.
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Re: How to fix quill

#248781 by RxRick » Sun May 20, 2018 2:35 am

Thank you so much!

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