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  1. Duane(Pa)

    Duane(Pa) It's the chain...

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    @srcarr52 has the skill and familiarity to get that sorted. I can’t imagine using it the way it is now
     
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    Does that have the needle bearing thrust washers on the top and bottom of the arm or is it the old version without them?
     
  3. Frank bierce

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    Im pretty sure it’s the old one without.
     
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    Here's my 450.

    It has a washer above and, on the bottom, below a needle bearing. Does yours look like this Frank?

    20200630_095419.jpg 20200630_095422.jpg
     
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    I’ll take a better look at it when I get home after work today.
     
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    Mine doesn't have any slop in the arm at all. Of course it is possible to deflect it a little. And.....I use that to get an occasional odd cutter just right.

    Sadly.....I rarely get a chance to use it these days.
     
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    I did get a chance to look at it today. There is only one washer on one side of the flat bearing...it obviously needs two. Looks like it has been run this way for some time. The bearing has made a small race in the arm itself. Lol. I bet I could tighten it down a bit more with the proper washer/bearing combo, and it would get rid of the majority of the slop, and still rotate freely.
     
  8. srcarr52

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    Yes, those needle thrust bearings should have a hardened washer on wither side. If it has ate too far into the arm I can weld it back up and knock it flat.

    McMaster might have the washers you need.
    https://www.mcmaster.com/thrust-bearings/roller-bearings/
     
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    Very nice...thanks for that link!! I’ll get some photos of the damage to the arm.
     
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    Pretty cool washers there.
     
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    Here is a pic of both sides
    0C3E12B6-EE5D-4D3D-B311-602660CF9914.jpeg B23FA939-75CF-48F2-B4D9-722CA19C9ACB.jpeg
     
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    That doesn't look that bad. I'd get the proper bearings/washers and go from there. You might be able to carefully knock that area flat and be on your way.
     
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    Did a little work with the rs2 today. Took some exl that had a couple chords of wood on factory grind from round to square.
     
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    Where's da files Frank? Lol
    Nice. Looks good...
     
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    Files were in my tool box that got scorched in my shed fire. Lol
     
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    Ooops. Sorry...
     
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    Heard those are junk, besides you got the simington, how much you want for it :pancarta:.
    Nice grinder buddy :clap2:.
     
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