farmerwd wrote:Thanks everyone!
I've got 2 kiddos under 4 & 1 on the way - dollars & time are at a premium so I'll persevere!
@JPG I have attempted to spray some penetrant next to the collar a few times, but I can't be certain it's not just rolling right off. I'll give it some more opportunity if I can wiggle it out at all.
@dusty Ha - understood! My only source of heat would be a kitchen torch anyway - pretty hesitant on trying because who KNOWS what flammable delights await me. Thanks for the info! And yes - I have been considering picking two of those up - I don't actually have any strap wrenches like that - new tool excuse?
@reible Good point - I tried to go drill press mode this morning with a hacky vial of pbblaster for it to just sit in... but it didnt quite work out, it wasn't high enough to soak the plate to lathe connection. Might try again tonight.
@WileyCoyote Babysteps! I'm not sure I've got the tools to handle a full quill extraction , but thats just a gut feeling.
Watch the video I linked. You don't need any tools to extract the quill from the headstock. Just make sure that you secure the quill lock as shown in that video otherwise you'll be dealing with the quill spring. You really don't want to go there. Just don't let the quill handle loose until you have locked it.
Heat maybe yes. Flame thrower no. Hair dryer or hot air gun.
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