I sheared the alignment pin off inside the spindle, just enough sticking out to cause grief.
Has anyone ever changed one? Can't really see how to get at it
Option 0 : call Tormach and ask them. They are more than willing to help technically-adept customers solve their problems.
My collets have just started getting difficult to change. I can't feel or see anything wrong with the alignment pin. Has anyone ever tried to change one?
It just pulls out? I will try to get it out with needle nose when I get home.
MIne dose it is thight but comes out wiggle it a little and pull on it. Its a round headen pin.
I've been using my Bridgeport for 10 years without a pin. Not having a pin makes tool changes a little easier. Using the Tormach with its pin, I've found the pin to be a bit of nuisance having already formed the opinion that the pin doesn't really serve a useful purpose.
And out of curiosity, I just checked the spindle nose on the bridgeport and see no evidence of any scoring -- none on the collets either. That's with a lot of heavy work done on that machine over 10 yrs.