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  • bridgeport brake adjustment/replacement

    I was wondering how indepth it is to change the brake on a early bridgeport (circa 1941 s/n j1249) or if it is even possible to adjust it. The brake works...sort of but seems as though it is camming almost completely before it does anything.
    -Rob comer

  • #2
    This has been discussed here before. Here is one thread that might be of interest to you. A search of the archives for "Bridgeport brake" might turn up other, more detailed discussions.

    http://www.homeshopmachinist.net/bbs...idgeport+brake

    I'm pretty sure that one of our sponsor's magazines (either Homeshop Machinist or Metal Working) had an article 4 or 5 years back that described in minute detail the procedures. I don't recall which issue. Maybe someone else can help.

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    • #3
      Sounds like they are wore out .Not a hard job to do. and if yoy got a BP you need to know how it works . Take it apart. about a 3 hour job to fix . Did one last wed. and need to do a Legune nexk week,
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      • #4
        I have had several apart expecting to change shoes,but upon inspection they were just saturated with grease/grime.Cleaned the shoes and pulley surface with disc brake cleaner and had them working fine.
        I just need one more tool,just one!

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