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    A friend gave me a 2009 B CW machine - it has 350 total hours, needs a new feeder belt and flex-shaft. Is this machine worth restoring? Any idea what it would cost to make ready?

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    What chuck does it have? I am guessing it is a sand paper belt that needs replaced? CW does not sell them any more but there is another source for them..

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    Flex shaft http://store.carvewright.com/product...cat=255&page=3

    Since your friend gave it to you I would say, Yes it is a good idea to get it fixed up
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    It has the old chuck - would you replace it with the Carvetight spindle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractorman View Post
    It has the old chuck - would you replace it with the Carvetight spindle?
    Yes I would upgrade to the CarveTight Chuck.
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    I would also upgrade it to the CarveTite. But another option is to replace the QC with a Muscle Chuck... The trick is to remove the old QC from the truck before you order the Muscle because it is possible you might not be able to get the QC off. You would need to insert a SOLDERING Iron into the chuck to heat the chuck to loosen the Red Forever Lock Tite. If you attempt to remove the QC without heat you will likely strip the square drive on top used to hold it. I have one I broke a few square drive bits on and even tried to drill a hole in the truck and shaft to lock it... But no luck... At some point it is almost worth it to try to remove the whole shaft from the truck and then remove the QC... But that requires a bearing press or some imagination... so that is WHY as a group we will always suggest to just purchase the CarveTite... And change the whole truck... You may want to order some eccentric Roller Rail Bearings AND a bunch of extra SCREWS as when you install the CarveTite you could SNAP the Screws.... This is a picture before the silver part of the truck started to shatter with the hole trying to hold the shaft to get the QC off... I finally gave up.... So lessons learned.... Go with a CarveTite.... At some point in the future a after market Truck will be coming out that has a standard router chuck on the end in either 1/4 or 1/2 inch. Likely you will send your truck in to the person making the shafts and it will be press fit like a CarveTite into your truck. Since there are so many flavors of the Truck... Early "A" units with the holes for the probe and Z Homing Sensor. Then the Same Truck with the holes with the black washer to prevent the bottom right bearing hole from snapping. Then finally the newer chucks that have a heavier or thicker casting for the bottom right bearing hole and the holes for the probe and homing sensor filled in. You would not want to send in the newest version and get back the earliest weaker version... So it will likely be... what ever you send in you get back... This will not be offered by LHR. You will read about it on THIS Forum and on the Facebook Page... IF you have not joined the Facebook Page... It has a lot of info and quicker reply time to problem questions. A ER-11 Shaft and Chuck has also been made by a user so that version may make it to production at some point too. And then some photos of Trucks over the years. Photo 3 is a 2007 First Production "A" Machine... SEE the metal homing FIN on the upper left side of the Truck and the black LED Homing Sensor on the left side of the truck AND the 1/8 inch jack for the probe data... A VIRGIN MACHINE... Number 4 showing a dual truck the left one being a ROCK Chuck no longer made and the right one with the black washer to help keep the thin bearing screw area from snapping.... Number 5 and 6 are showing when the Corrugated Metal DAMPER around the lower Spindle Bearing falls out... Not FUN.... And photo 6.... the Photo when I post it results in some requests at LHR for the LASER BIT Option... A little April Fools Humor from a few years ago... Made by a LHR Tech for a April Fools Day LAUGH that I saved... No this 1/8 inch Laser Cutting Bit is not REAL... Sorry... .
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