I have a Bridgeport XV1000 and the spindle is on its last leg. It's loud, rough, and needs to be replaced. Unfortunately my local distributor is having a very hard time finding any information on the spindle cartridge (can't even get a part number out of Taiwan!). I have taken it upon myself to find a replacement cartridge, but I'm also coming short on information. Our spindle is rated for 10,000 rpm, Cat40, the serial number is AA061212, and it is made by the Taiwanese company Spintech. This is an urgent matter for my business, so I found a spindle on ebay matches all but the serial number is
AA061204 and it is only rated for 8000 rpm. I know the XV1000 came standard with an 8000 rpm spindle, so I am really hoping this is a direct replacement. Does anybody know where I can a parts list to confirm that is the correct 8000 rpm spindle for the XV1000? Also any tips on swapping out the spindle would be appreciated.