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by billmayo
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Link PowerTwist V-Belt Question
Replies: 8
Views: 6970

Re: Link PowerTwist V-Belt Question

I have switched back to using link belts on all my personal reversible Shopsmiths. I like the reduced vibrations and noise in the headstock. I have a few thousand hours using link belts without any problems. The wear on the sheaves were within tolerance for me. I used 36 links on a couple of my Shop...
by billmayo
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Bandsaw tire kit
Replies: 17
Views: 21580

Re: Bandsaw tire kit

I have installed more than a dozen sets of the Blue Max bandsaw tires. It took me less than 1 minute to install each tire and align it using the included installation tool. No glue was used and comes with a lifetime warranty. These was brought from Ebay seller bandsaw-tire-warehouse . http://www.eba...
by billmayo
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: quill shaft
Replies: 15
Views: 5635

Re: quill shaft

Shopsmith offered the 2 bearing quill starting in 1985 with serial #190,000. I find the latest 2 bearing quill from Shopsmith is the only one that I recommend for bowl and lathe work.
by billmayo
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: quill shaft
Replies: 15
Views: 5635

Re: quill shaft

Buy the latest Shopsmith double bearing quill. It has larger bearings with the second bearing spaced closer to the front bearing. I found that 20% of the single bearing quills exceed the +-.001 runout along with about 10% of the early two bearing quills. Make sure your quill advance is tightly close...
by billmayo
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Help Needed on obtaining drive bearings for a 1954 Greenie
Replies: 15
Views: 5246

Re: Help Needed on obtaining drive bearings for a 1954 Greenie

Always use the best bearings available. Cheap bearings are not a bargain. Even the best quality bearings from the likes of Timken/Fafnir are not that expensive IMHO. Replace them once and never have to do it again. I totally agree. I found a higher quality bearing ABEC3 is only about twice the cost...
by billmayo
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: BILL MAYO INSTRUCTIONS
Replies: 7
Views: 5795

Re: BILL MAYO INSTRUCTIONS

I found something strange with the six or so MK VII motors I rebuilt. I found that one run winding (3-4 ohms) was connected in parallel to the start winding (6-8 ohms) and the other run winding (3-4 ohms) was used for the start circuit. During the rebuild, I connected the run windings in parallel an...
by billmayo
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Hospice Care
Replies: 29
Views: 15473

Hospice Care

I was admitted to In-Home Hospice Care this week since I refused to do the Chemo treatments after much thought. Hospice will handle all my medical needs now. I have less than 6 months due to the Stage IV metastasis liver cancer that has spread to my pancreatic and kidneys. So what I need now is to f...
by billmayo
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Need new or replacement for Fox SuperShop 2hp DC motor
Replies: 9
Views: 13073

Re: Need new or replacement for Fox SuperShop 2hp DC motor

You need to determine the voltage and rpm of your motor. I had really good luck with replacing motors on metal lathes with motors from Surplus Center http://www.surpluscenter.com/. You may be able to use a cheaper treadmill motor as most are 90 VDC motors. You need the physical measurements of your ...
by billmayo
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Planer Uneven Planing / Synchronization Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

Re: Planer Uneven Planing / Synchronization Help

A quick reply. One tooth = .0041667" in height. I rounded off at .004" when doing this adjustment. So you should be within +-.002" at all 4 corners of the table. You have to keep the slack out of the chain when doing this adjustment.