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by dusty
Fri May 07, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Magnetic Tape on 520 Front Rails
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Magnetic Tape on 520 Front Rails

Even though my tapes are losing their magnetic characteristics, I have not found the "rip scale" to be all that ineffective. Now I don't move the quill setting much so the only time I have to re-zero is when I move either the carriage or the headstock. When that happens just relocate the r...
by dusty
Fri May 07, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 1383

Re: Table Line Up

Dusty, I discovered this on closer inspection. I wrongly assumed that they were inserted from the bottom because they weren't thread to the top. I had to remove them from the bottom. I didn't have an 18 tpi tap but did have several 18 tpi Allen screws so, with a Dremel I created a tap and with a lo...
by dusty
Fri May 07, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 1383

Re: Table Line Up

Dusty, I discovered this on closer inspection. I wrongly assumed that they were inserted from the bottom because they weren't thread to the top. I had to remove them from the bottom. I didn't have an 18 tpi tap but did have several 18 tpi Allen screws so, with a Dremel I created a tap and with a lo...
by dusty
Thu May 06, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 1383

Re: Table Line Up

It sounds as though I failed to describe how mine are. My set screw holes are not threaded all the way to the top. The upper portion of the hole is larger and allows the set screw to fall out once disengaged from the threads. Opps I just realized that I very cleverly derailed this thread and changed...
by dusty
Thu May 06, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Magnetic Tape on 520 Front Rails
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Magnetic Tape on 520 Front Rails

Thanks for the link...and...probably the solution to my problem. A lot less expenshive than buying new rails with magnetic strips. :rolleyes: Dusty, If you purchase it let us know how it goes and I will do the same. I haven't ordered it yet, but seriously considering it. Did Shopsmith offer any sol...
by dusty
Thu May 06, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Magnetic Tape on 520 Front Rails
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Magnetic Tape on 520 Front Rails

Has anyone ever used magnetic tape made of Neodymium Rare Earth magnets on any projects (see link below)? This stuff is supposed to be much stronger than the standard type of magnetic tape. It comes in 12.5mm wide strips which would be an improvement to the 11.25mm magnetic strip on my 520 tables. ...
by dusty
Thu May 06, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: New in the shop "The generic thread"
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: New in the shop "The generic thread"

Someone needs to make one with a built in LED putting a spot of light right on the mark. Since I'm not a teenager anymore my alignment skills have degraded a lot. It's not just my eyes, stiffening joints make small adjustments more difficult also. I do like using the fence on my SS drill press beca...
by dusty
Thu May 06, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Table Line Up
Replies: 32
Views: 1383

Re: Table Line Up

These set screws were NOT screwed in from the top. To get them out I have to remove the nylon glides. They should be able to screw up to provide clear passage for 1 1/4" rod or the Allen wrench. Perhaps a manufacturing defect. They top out and won't budge. I am surprised but then my miter gaug...
by dusty
Thu May 06, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Magnetic Tape on 520 Front Rails
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Magnetic Tape on 520 Front Rails

I have been in touch with CS and they are working on my problem. We have exchanged two or three emails. Denise has been very responsive.
by dusty
Thu May 06, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: New in the shop "The generic thread"
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: New in the shop "The generic thread"

Don't blame it on the teen years thingy. I have a couple marks just like that, probably created in exactly the same way and I am no teenager.

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