Posted by BillS on June 02, 2009 at 09:12:44:
In Reply to: Re: Gear setup posted by Dan McEachern on June 02, 2009 at 02:37:14:
Dan, Your right about the no. 6 - it did use 4 change gears on tri-lobe shafts. Talk about a way to sell proprietary change gears!
I had an older no. 6 with plain shafts and a complete inventory of change gears. So when I bought a newer no. 6 with lobes, I took it apart and turned the lobes off and milled in woodruf key slots. The shafts almost cleaned up to the size of my change gears.
As I understand, the 6A is a larger machine capable of cutting larger gears. I want to say up to 36", but can't recall exactly. I just remember calling my old, old one a No. 36.
When Don Shattuck at Gear Works, Inc posted with some authority about Fellows 6A's (a long time ago) I realized it used the same 6 change gears (including pitch gear) that my ole "36" used, so I posted Don's info in the FAQ (that link is referred to in my earlier post)
Either Fellows used confusing No. 6 or 6A to refer to totally different machines,
or Don and I are using 6A incorrectly. I'm probably wrong, so I hope you and others can shed some
light on this question.
Sean, perhaps you could let us know a bit more about your 6A machine?
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