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Oskar
05-30-2007, 07:32 PM
Hi folks,

I just bought a Enco ZX 7045, which seems to be almost the same as
Grizzly G0519.

Unfortunately, I either am missing something or something is wrong
with the machine

To tighten/loosen the drawbar or change tools in a collet holder I
would want to prevent the spindle to rotate.

In the spindle sleeve is 2 slots, however no hole or slot in the
spindle.

How do I lock the spindle - prevent it from rotating?

Thanks
Oskar

tai42
05-30-2007, 07:47 PM
Just put it in the lowest gear (L-I) and the drive train will keep the spindle from moving. This is the standard way to "lock" the spindle on a gear-head machine. (This is the way I learned many years ago on a very old gear-head knee mill.)

davo727
05-30-2007, 10:40 PM
Here is a spindle wrench for RF45 style mills, I bought one it works good and they are made by a cnczone member Wildcat. http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-DRAWBAR-SPINDLE-WRENCH-BENCH-MILLING-MACHINE-CNC_W0QQitemZ180123999564QQihZ008QQcategoryZ104242QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Oskar
05-31-2007, 11:23 AM
Here is a spindle wrench for RF45 style mills

Thanks, that will work.