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Cameron

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Removing tool head
« on: January 20, 2019, 03:40:19 pm »
Hello all,

Finialy getting around to cleaning up the star i have, need to do a complete disassemble as there is 50+ years of dust. top of press pulled right apart but the toolhead gets to top and stops i oiled the shaft and used 0000 steel wool to clean it up also a plastic dead blow hammer but the thing will not move, any suggestions?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Removing tool head
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 10:58:08 am »
Greetings,

Telephone Bruce at Star Machine Works.

(908) 750-6312

Cheers,

Dave

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Re: Removing tool head
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 02:40:19 pm »
Often, the taper pin has been hammered into the crankshaft assembly, deforming the column in the area around the taper pin hole.   With the tool head all the way down, try rolling a very fine file over the hole in the column on both sides.   You should be able to see if there is some raised metal around the hole.   Keep going until it's gone.

In some instances the keyway in the column gets buggered up.   You can run a flat file along the two sides of the keyway to see if there is any raised metal that has to be removed.  Also check the outside edges of the key way.   The key in the tool head doesn't usually contact the bottom of the keyway, so you probably don't need to worry about the bottom of the keyway unless you see obvious damage.

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Re: Removing tool head
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 02:20:31 pm »
Thanks guys, finally got around to it today brought it to the shop and it cam right apart in the hydrolic press no resistance at all, seems like the inside of the tool head needs to be polished not smooth at all

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Re: Removing tool head
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 08:29:13 am »
Why do you say that, Cameron? What would that do? Just curious.

 

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