1. #1
    I did say I was no good at fitting ballnuts which is why I asked you to fit them for me. Guess you forgot.

    I did my best, but it had to go on over a 12mm shaft with grooves in it for my grub screws. I could see balls were going to drop in the grooves so I wrapped it, slid it on and started screwing. It was not happy.

    It seized up PDQ, I jiggled and joggled trying to persuade it on but it's all gone horribly wrong. The milling machine is in pieces. I have half the nut in place, probably missing 2 or 3 balls, and the other half is in a box.

    Think I may have found the problem, could be a slight burr where they machined the end to a shoulder.

    Questions:

    Is it possible I can reassemble the nut?

    Is it possible to top up the end circuit 2 or 3 balls if I wind the shaft back?

    Hot tips for assembling the second shaft?

    Had to happen just before the Bank Holiday <angst> but it's the first time I've had a few days free

    Much ta

    Robin

  2. #2
    The thought of no mill for the Bank holiday spurred me on, I actually have very little to lose.

    I have reassembled the second nut, deburred the thread and fitted it.

    I have 5 balls left over from the first nut.

    New question

    Is it worth taking the other nut apart for 5 balls?

    Guess I will find out if it feels right when I fit the next one

    Robin

  3. #3
    Sorry i did forget, send it all back to me and i will fit it.

    Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hewitt View Post
    The thought of no mill for the Bank holiday spurred me on, I actually have very little to lose.

    I have reassembled the second nut, deburred the thread and fitted it.

    I have 5 balls left over from the first nut.

    New question

    Is it worth taking the other nut apart for 5 balls?

    Guess I will find out if it feels right when I fit the next one

    Robin

  4. #4
    Well, I can't be all that miffed because I just bought another one for the Z

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