I have a 1993 Shoptask 17-20 XMTC that had been converted to CNC before I bought it. It came with a box of parts and am trying to decide what they might be for. The parts on the right are probably for the lead screw that had been removed when it was converted. The parts on the left are for "what" I have no idea. Can someone tell me what parts I might be missing should I want to remove the CNC mod and what the other parts might be for? Several pics below for your opinions. Thanks
THE ONLY PART REMOVED WAS THE LEAD SCREW TO FACILITATE PAINTING. APPEARS THERE IS NO FORWARD/REVERSE MECHANISM TO CONTROL THE LEAD SCREW DIRECTION. HMMMMM!
Last edited by LX Kid; 02-06-2011 at 01:13 PM.
Thanks "Instructor37" for the suggestion. I'll edit my photo's in a short while. Good idea and thanks!
See the edited pics below for ID reference numbers. Thanks
Found some more parts, that I think go to the 3-In-One, and can't say what they are for either.
Last edited by LX Kid; 02-10-2011 at 05:23 PM.
Thanks SmallBlok. Yesterday I was able to track down the original owner who made the accessory parts for this machine. I sent him this link and asked if he will help ID some of the parts he made. Just have to wait until he gets time to reply. Thanks
Start at the lead screw end and work your way up.
1. On the lead screw you should have a double unit- part of it is a tooth belt pulley for the cnc belt and the other part is a coarse tooth gear.
2.Shaft A3 should fit into a hole on the casting and is held with a set screw.
3. Part B2 with the bushing should fit over the spline part of this shaft
4. The coarse tooth gear marked # 27 should fit on this spine shaft.
5. The steel pin in part A1 should fit into the end of the double gear unit- you will see that the small gears on A1 will engage the gear on the double unit and can move freely about the diameter.
5. The gear marked # 27 will now engage either the single gear or the double gear when you move the part A1- this gives you the forward- reverse rotation of the lead screw.
Not sure if A2 is part of this assembly or not- it may be a shift lever-
try to assemble the components as I described and shoot a picture.
Thread is a little old but if you are still having any issues figuring out where all this stuff goes’ LMK. I have the exact same machine as you and I have all the gears set up on mine for the auto table movement. Although I may charge you a small fee, I have been having issues with the wiring on my machine... anyway I could get a couple of good pics of the switches and motors on yours.
My bad, I didn't mean to make that sound like I was actually gonna charge you something... sometimes it can be a bit tricky conveying what your intentions are on the net when you are tired. I will figure this Internet forum thing out eventually. what I meant by that last post was for the super low cost of a couple of pictures of your mill wiring I will be extra willing to help get your pile of parts figured out.
I understand. What pics can I provide you with of my wiring? With the heat out in my shop I haven't even been in there in about 3 months.