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arblacksmith
01-04-2009, 07:28 PM
My lead screw will not rotate when the left tumbler lever is in the D and E positions. Anyone know what the problem may be? No gears are broken.

GadgetBuilder
01-04-2009, 07:36 PM
If it's anything like the gearbox in my Rockwell 10" then the key that drives the gears may not be long enough. And, the key in mine moved around so the last position worked sometimes and not others.

Apparently, someone had taken the gearbox apart previously and couldn't figure out how to get it together properly. It took me a couple tries too, as described here:
http://www.gadgetbuilder.com/Rockwell/Rockwell.html#Mechanical

May not be the problem, but it's worth considering.

John