Aligning a 2015 Mahlkonig EK43 - Page 3

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ira
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#21: Post by ira »

To measure that surface, you want to mount it on the shaft so you can rotate it around the mounting surface.

NYFilter93 (original poster)

#22: Post by NYFilter93 (original poster) »

So something like this?


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Jeff
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#23: Post by Jeff »

I'm not thrilled about the "Last Word" indicator's probe not being at right angles to the surface being tested, but it at least shows how the Titus tooling works.

(Being at an angle reduces the reading on the dial -- to about 70% at 45°)

NYFilter93 (original poster)

#24: Post by NYFilter93 (original poster) »

Sorry what did you mean by "last word"?

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Jake_G
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#25: Post by Jake_G »

It's the name of the tool.

Starrett Last Word
LMWDP #704

NYFilter93 (original poster)

#26: Post by NYFilter93 (original poster) »

Ah that's a bit out of my price range. I was going to use a dial indicator and one of these braces.


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Jake_G
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#27: Post by Jake_G »

Does that brace fit tightly into the slot in the motor shaft?
LMWDP #704

NYFilter93 (original poster)

#28: Post by NYFilter93 (original poster) »

I was going to use foil around one end to help it fit more snug.

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Jake_G
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#29: Post by Jake_G »

It needs to not move at all (relative to the shaft) to be useful.

Foil might help, but I'd look into a hose clamp or something similar to really hold the brace onto the shaft.
LMWDP #704

NYFilter93 (original poster)

#30: Post by NYFilter93 (original poster) »

Makes sense. I wonder if anyone has 3-d printed a device to hold the indicator in place