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Help with MEC collet replacement, please.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by FLAKETM, Aug 2, 2012.

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  1. FLAKETM

    FLAKETM TS Member

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    Folks, I'm trying to replace a broken collet in my 9000H. I've inserted the new one but can't get the tube-end through the hole in the base of the machine so I can thread it down. I'm pushing the top of the collet but I don't want to force it and break the new one. Any advice??
     
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    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    Really should call MEC and let them walk you through it.
     
  3. PatMiles

    PatMiles Well-Known Member

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    Item 8 on page 21 of your owners manual. You can view or download/print a copy from the MEC website if you don't have a manual. Very easy to do.

    Pat
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Compare the new collet to the old collet. Make sure you have the right part. HMB
     
  5. FLAKETM

    FLAKETM TS Member

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    Thanks for y'alls help. I don't have an item 8 or a page 21. However, page 17 tells you in detail how to take out the old one. Then it only says "reassemble." I guarantee you it's not easy to do -- for this old man.
     
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    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    The hole in the base of the machine is threaded. the nut underneath is to lock it in place once adjusted. Listen to HMB re proper lreplalcement part.

    HM
     
  7. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    I just re-installed a collet after cleaning and had similar problems. I had to push it down from above while guiding the threaded end into the receiving hole on the unit. Then I held it down from above and turned it with a pliers until the threads took.

    The collet fingers are made to flex; that's the whole idea of a resizing collet, so I didn't worry about the fingers breaking. Since yours broke, you're probably being more careful.

    In a few words: force it.

    Good luck.
     
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