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Author Topic: HF x2 mill un boxing  (Read 334 times)

jinx

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HF x2 mill un boxing
« on: August 05, 2017, 06:54:37 PM »
came across this  first timer of the Harbor Freight X2 mill in parts!   

you think with the raising costs of these machines there be bleeding metal gears!.
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Re: HF x2 mill un boxing
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 06:23:08 PM »
The plastic replacement gears are cheap a part of me feels like this was done to prevent newbies from ruining their new machines, the small Chinese lathes have the plastic gears as well. I also wonder if it is meant to limit liability both for machine and injury to the operator of the seller.

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Re: HF x2 mill un boxing
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 08:24:32 PM »
You can always do what I did. I cut my own aluminum replacement gears. I used lock collars (which I also cut) to hold them on the shafts. Unfortunately I don't have the pictures on this computer. But it was a surprisingly easy operation, since those plastic POS gears are made to be replaced. I'll share some picture's after I get them off the other pc.

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Re: HF x2 mill un boxing
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 12:49:54 AM »
You can always do what I did. I cut my own aluminum replacement gears. I used lock collars (which I also cut) to hold them on the shafts. Unfortunately I don't have the pictures on this computer. But it was a surprisingly easy operation, since those plastic POS gears are made to be replaced. I'll share some picture's after I get them off the other pc.
I can't find the pictures of the gears that I cut. I'll post them once I find them.

 

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