one at a time, use the spindle lock key to turn
the three cam-locks counterclockwise until
the marks on the cam-locks align with the
single marks on the spindle nose, as shown
in Figure 24. As you turn the cam-locks, they
will rise slightly up from the spindle nose.
Figure 24. Cam-lock loosened with the mark
aligned with single mark on the spindle nose.
use a dead-blow hammer or a wood block
to lightly tap around the circumference of the
chuck or faceplate to break it free from the
spindle taper and cam-lock sockets.
With a rocking motion, carefully remove the
chuck or faceplate from the spindle nose, as
shown in Figure 25.
Figure 25. Example of removing the 3-jaw chuck
from the spindle nose.
Model g0554z (Mfg 01/09+)
Mounting chuck or Faceplate
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lay a chuck cradle or a protective layer of
plywood under the chuck or faceplate and
over the bedway to protect the precision
ground surfaces from damage and to prevent
fingers from being pinched.
Clean away debris and oily substances from
the mating surfaces of the spindle and chuck
position the chuck or faceplate in front of
the spindle nose with the cam-lock studs
aligned with the sockets, then carefully insert
the chuck or faceplate onto the spindle (see
slowly tighten each cam-lock clockwise until
you feel it engage the cam-lock stud, then
continue to turn the cam-lock until you cannot
turn it any further.
As you tighten the cam-locks, the chuck or
faceplate will snug up onto the spindle nose.
When fully tightened, the cam-lock mark will
fall between the two "V" marks on the spindle
nose, as shown in Figure 26.
Figure 26. Cam-lock fully tightened with the
mark aligned between the "V" marks.
Note: To make sure that the chuck or
faceplate is perpendicularly aligned with the
spindle, use a test indicator mounted on the
bedways to check for runout.
Between spindle nose