Rotary table problems

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  1. Dec 10, 2019 #1

    dnalot

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    I am using a 6” rotary table I bought from Grizzly. It should have been painted brown so a buyer would know what a turd it is. Its sloppy, the center hole is off center and has almost a full degree of backlash.

    So I would like to hear from you guys. What 6” table would you recommend.

    Mark T
     
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    Thanks for the input guys. The Vertex table looks just like mine on the outside. After watching the videos that Petertha provided. I tore mine down and found the inside fit and finish were crappy in comparison. And the setscrew used to adjust the backlash on mine was missing. In fact the hole was not even threaded. So now I must decide if I am to try and rebuild the unit I have or fork out more money and hope for something better.

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    Good luck with whatever path you choose. If it were mine I think I would strip it down, clean and re-assemble to factory specs, if you have them. They are often included with the units, but if not are readily available on manufacturer's, websites. Careful readjustment to
    spec and proper lube may be all you need. ( process may include de-burr here and there )
     

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