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    Hi.
    Iím looking for advice on how to remove the spindle from its housing.
    Please see the photos but basically Iím have a very noisy spindle (see my other thread) and Iím wanting to remove it just to check things out. I have no idea and canít find anything online for my mill (AMA VM25L).

    Many thanks







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    Can you get a clearer photo of the top?

    Going by the fact the spindle is threaded, it looks like something on the top will unscrew, but that photo is too blurry to actually make out any of the finer details.
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    If it's a belted version: Have a look at the pdf manual for the PM25MV mill.
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...39VMppd3bmUZIR

    If it's a geared version: Have a look at the Weiss VM25L pdf
    https://www.manualslib.com/manual/18...page=13#manual

    There are a couple of instructions or you may be able to figure it out looking at the parts lists.

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    Looks like a belt drive head.

    And having seen that parts diagram, the pic makes a bit more sense. You'll need to compress the washer underneath the horseshoe clip and remove the horseshoe clip.
    That should then let you drop the whole quill assembly out, and give you access to the main spindle bearing adjusting nut to fully dismantle the spindle.
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    Hi all
    Thanks for all your replies on this. I will follow your instructions and take a look at the links.

    Many thanks


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    Where can I purchase a pre tension spanner?
    I fudged something up to enable me to rotate the pre tension but itís not sufficient. Itís a spanner similar to that of a angle grinder, there are two sizes one on each side of the bearings.
    Many
    Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Markie11 View Post
    Where can I purchase a pre load spanner?
    I fudged something up to enable me to rotate the pre tension but itís not sufficient. Itís a spanner similar to that of a angle grinder, there are two sizes one on each side of the bearings.
    Many
    Thanks


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    What you're looking for is a 'pin spanner', although personally I'd just use a hammer and suitable punch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m_c View Post
    What you're looking for is a 'pin spanner', although personally I'd just use a hammer and suitable punch.
    Many thanks


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