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Rail tube not striaght

#264671 by hegemon86 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:02 pm

one of my top rail tube developed a slight bend enough to get the headstock stock. can I take the bottom rails and swap them on top?

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Re: Rail tube not striaght

#264675 by rpd » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:48 pm

hegemon86 wrote:one of my top rail tube developed a slight bend enough to get the headstock stock. can I take the bottom rails and swap them on top?


The way tubes are a different length than the bench tubes, so they are not interchangeable.

The way tubes all have a slight bend to them. so the trick is to rotate them so that they both curve up or both curve down and the distance between centers stays constant.

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Re: Rail tube not striaght

#264677 by wa2crk » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:41 pm

Try removing the tie bar, headstock, table and carriage. Then loosen the way tubes that they slide on at the hinge end. Inside the tubes you will see a weld. Rotate the tubes so that the welds are at the top or bottom. Then re-assemble and see if everything slides OK.
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