Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

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Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by blackalex1952 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:26 pm

Does anybody know where to source the screws for one of these? They don't like being dropped, the screws aren't high tensile...Ross
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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by kiwigeo » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:53 pm

Talk to Stewmac...they may be able to supply parts. That said by the time you've paid for the parts and postage it might work out more cost effective just buying a whole new jig. Ive done much the same to two of their thicknessing calipers...
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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by simso » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:55 pm

30 degree cutting mod :cl

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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by blackalex1952 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:15 pm

30 degree cutting mod
err...its actually 32.5 degrees...useless!
I have written to Stewmac. The problem with these bases is that the screws which bent/broke are hollow and threaded to accommodate the screws which hold it to the base- which is the weak point. It would be better to have them made with high tensile steel.
I Just drilled and tapped a new one on my drill press, but when tapping into it the wall thickness is not strong enough for the torque when I tap the thread and the whole thing collapses and bends out of shape....if only I owned a lathe and a balcksmiths forge...ha ha- R
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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by routout » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:34 pm

looks to me 6mm you could try all thread ,I made these for the Dremil works the same I guess those US guys use some pretty weird imperial threads you know 64 thousand 64 ths :lol
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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by simso » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:58 pm

That’s a good looking adaptor

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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by Trevor Gore » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:45 pm

See it as a sign that it's time to build yourself a decent one using a laminate trimmer!

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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by Craig Bumgarner » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:09 pm

I use my Veritas Dremel base a lot more than my Stewmac base these days. Lot more solid.
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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by TallDad71 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:00 am

I had a bolt fail only StewMac jig, the guys were happy to send out two new bolts to the U.K. free of charge.

The free bit was fantastic as customs in the U.K. takes a week to process anything of value.
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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by blackalex1952 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:21 pm

FIXED AND IMPROVED!!!
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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by Crafty Fox » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:01 pm

StewMac have just released a new version of the Dremel router base. Looks neat.
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Re: Accident!!!Don't drop one of these!

Post by blackalex1952 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:24 pm

I emailled Stewmac. They got back to me promptly, the next morning. They are happy to send me replacement parts free of charge including free postage, and said that they will dispatch promptly. This is the third time they have made a great effort re customer relations! Last time they replaced faulty binding cutter bearings. Good company, easy to deal with in my experience, great customer relations. -Ross
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