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Replace pressed S&G dial spindle?

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MartinHewitt

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Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:08 pm

Replace pressed S&G dial spindle?

I do have here an older S&G dial where the threading was mostly removed from the spindle. I want to use it for manipulation when traveling and need a short spindle to mount it on a sheet. So is it possible to replace a spindle?
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Post Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:21 pm

Re: Replace pressed S&G dial spindle?

Sure. Pull off the old one and install new. It is press fit, so to pull it off put the old one in a vice, clamp a slide hammer to the dial and whack it out, should come off quite easily. But do note the position of the keyway in the spindle. To install new one, align it with the hole and check the keyway is in the right position and tap it in. If the hole is too loose, use Loctite 648 or similar. If it feels too tight, heat up the dial in boiling water to expand the hole.
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Post Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:56 pm

Re: Replace pressed S&G dial spindle?

Thanks!
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