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Scott
26-09-2010, 05:31 PM
Hi guys just had my gearbox go my mill got no hi / low was working then made some
funny sounds then it stoped thought it would be the nylon gear on top but no thats in mint condition lol

going to strip it down tomorrow to see whats going on it a Xj9512 mill china thing i think lol
basicley a variants of the X2

looking for a belt drive convertion at a cheep cheep price broke lol
would make it my self but dont have a lathe to make pulleys

GeorgeD
26-09-2010, 07:29 PM
Found RGDTools cheap for pullys....
http://www.rdgtools.co.uk/acatalog/Pulley___Belting_Section.html

John S
26-09-2010, 07:39 PM
George,
The pulleys have to be specific sizes and bores to fit the machine, stock pulleys won't fit and the guy doesn't have a lathe............................................. .......

GeorgeD
26-09-2010, 07:46 PM
There are different bore sizes on almost all the pullys in RGD site ie same size pully but with different bores.

GeorgeD
26-09-2010, 08:08 PM
Oh wow,just had a look at that X2mill parts list and they're using the same head stock as used on the C2and C3 MiniLathe. lol

John S
26-09-2010, 08:15 PM
Yup same lathe you have.

Right he needs two 2 step pulleys one bored 9mm and one bored 1.180" and keywayed, remember, no lathe............

GeorgeD
26-09-2010, 08:28 PM
Don't one of the pullys fit on the spindle?

Spindle size here......

http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/drawings/1407SpindleR8.pdf
http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/drawings/1508Spindle3MT.pdf

John S
26-09-2010, 08:53 PM
Yes 1.180" x 25.4 is equal to 30mm, the original kit was designed in the states hence the imperial measurement.

Here's a picture of the main pulley, so you'll see it's not an off the shelf item.

3146

GeorgeD
26-09-2010, 09:14 PM
I guess it'll be cheaper for himto stripthe machine down where he thinks the suspect poblem is? and replace the offending component.

Arceurotrade do spares for the X2 mill.....

http://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catalogue/Machine-Spares

GeorgeD
26-09-2010, 09:22 PM
Scott,if you're going to strip it down? suggest you strip it down in sections? and over a deepish tray to catch any unsuspecting ball bearings,springs,ect ect as I found out on my lathe a spring holding a ball bearing in place went the other side of the room(needle in a haystack senario) took me ages to locate where it went and her indoors thought I'd flipped because I was brushing up. lol

Incidently this spring and ball bearing was in the headstock housing that put a bit of stiffness to the Hi-Low gear lever.

Scott
26-09-2010, 10:09 PM
i have taken the head off a poured out the teeth lol there all gone hi / low

i do have a small lathe only it out of commision at the moment

John S
26-09-2010, 10:28 PM
There is a kit on Ebay at the moment but it's 70 and 6 days to go, 5 bids.
You can get one from the States, buy it now for 69 quid and about 10 quid P&P.

Scott
27-09-2010, 10:34 AM
i think i will just fix my lathe and make a simple pulley arrangment for my mill i think its better in the longrun rather then replacing the gears
i think i could do it cheaper than 70

Scott
27-09-2010, 12:02 PM
Scott,if you're going to strip it down? suggest you strip it down in sections? and over a deepish tray to catch any unsuspecting ball bearings,springs,ect ect as I found out on my lathe a spring holding a ball bearing in place went the other side of the room(needle in a haystack senario) took me ages to locate where it went and her indoors thought I'd flipped because I was brushing up. lol

Incidently this spring and ball bearing was in the headstock housing that put a bit of stiffness to the Hi-Low gear lever.

glad i took your advice knocked the spindle out and found the bottom bearing is not a one peice item all the balls fellout lol
good job i did coz it was as dry as a bone no damage though . not one gear made it all were broken there made with a crappy plastic
i broke one in my hand lol bet they used wd40 or some thing to loob it at the factory some oils make plastic brital they even painted the bearings dont help

GeorgeD
27-09-2010, 08:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_6atCLtSWk&feature=fvw

John S
27-09-2010, 09:44 PM
That's the kit on Ebay for 70.

Mind you it runs nice to say at 6:10 into the video he just throws the motor onto the bracket, no bolts