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  • Craftex Lathe 9"x19"

    My question is can I replace the ball bearing clutch (five small ball spring loaded into five little dimples ) with a shear pin some thing like the shear pin on the small out board motors. IT has not been the best lathe but maybe someone can help me with an improvement to my problem. Regards.

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    The slip clutch on those 9" lathe are crap. I accidentally dropped some crazy glue in mine, locking it up solid and it has been great ever since.
    The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

    Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

    Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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    • #3
      Craftex 6"x9"

      Loose Nut
      Thank you for your reply
      M.I. Twice

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      • #4
        I believe a shear pin is a common mod. There are all sorts of mods for that lathe on the innertubes.

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        • #5
          Check out the 9X20lathe group on YAHOO.

          They have a rebuild manual for these series of lathes that will cover the upgrading of the clutch.

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