Thread: HELP Gary, I'm having a disaster
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.
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
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.
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
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Well, I can't be all that miffed because I just bought another one for the Z