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Found set screw

#274521 by thunderbirdbat » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:45 am

I found a set screw on the floor next to my Shopsmith while cleaning up. The set screw is 5/16 - 18 x 2" and I just can not think of anywhere on the Shopsmith that uses a set screw that big. I checked the extra set screws from the help kit but there is nothing that big in it either. Does anyone have an idea where it would go? Not a very good picture.

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Brenda

1998 510 upgraded to a 520, upgraded to power pro with double tilt and lift assist.
1998 bandsaw
2016 beltsander
jointer
overarm pin router

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Re: Found set screw

#274525 by DLB » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:37 pm

The SS Extension Table Brackets 555997 have setscrews like that for adjusting height. Off the top of my head that is the only one I'm sure of. The bandsaw (Aluminum table) has a fairly long setscrew also, but I'm less sure of the size.

- David

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Re: Found set screw

#274526 by chapmanruss » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:41 pm

Sorry Brenda I cannot think of anywhere on the Mark V, Jointer, Belt Sander or Bandsaw that uses that long of a 5/16" set screw. I remember looking at something a while back that has a long set screw, probably an accessory but I cannot remember what. I work on Model 10's a lot but I don't think it was something from them. Those have more 3/8" and 1/4" set screws and very few 5/16" ones and no 5/16" ones that long for any Model 10 or accessory. If it goes to anything Shopsmith maybe someone else will know.

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Russ

Mark V completely upgraded to Mark 7
Mark V 520
All SPT's & 2 Power Stations
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters. Has Speed Changer, Model 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. On bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.

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Re: Found set screw

#274527 by algale » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:42 pm

Do you own a pair of extension table brackets? There are some long set screws on those. [EDIT: Oops, I see David already beat me to the punch on this.]
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Re: Found set screw

#274529 by chapmanruss » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:48 pm

David might have the answer. He said

The SS Extension Table Brackets 555997 have setscrews like that for adjusting height.
I just checked and it uses 2" long set screws. The one he suggested on the aluminum Band Saw table appears shorter than 2".

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Russ

Mark V completely upgraded to Mark 7
Mark V 520
All SPT's & 2 Power Stations
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters. Has Speed Changer, Model 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. On bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.

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Re: Found set screw

#274539 by thunderbirdbat » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:53 pm

It was off of the extension table brackets. I did not originally look at them as they were on their storage hook on the end of the wood/clamp cart stored at the other end of the SS.

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Brenda

1998 510 upgraded to a 520, upgraded to power pro with double tilt and lift assist.
1998 bandsaw
2016 beltsander
jointer
overarm pin router

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Re: Found set screw

#274541 by davebodner » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:28 pm

I'm pretty sure I've found one or two on the floor, too. They seem to like to unscrew themselves from the brackets over time.

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Re: Found set screw

#274544 by garys » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:52 pm

Consider yourself lucky if you found the place for the "errant" screw. Some years back I found a short setscrew on the floor under my Shopsmith. I never found a place where one was missing so it ended up in my parts cabinet, and every job since then has worked for me so I've never found the place for the missing screw.
It is still in storage as a spare today.

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Re: Found set screw

#274546 by jsburger » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:38 pm

garys wrote:Consider yourself lucky if you found the place for the "errant" screw. Some years back I found a short setscrew on the floor under my Shopsmith. I never found a place where one was missing so it ended up in my parts cabinet, and every job since then has worked for me so I've never found the place for the missing screw.
It is still in storage as a spare today.


Same thing happened to me about 10 years ago.

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