Locating pins

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Locating pins

Postby Dave Burtchell » Sun, Oct 13 2013, 12:47PM

We have an 8 year old CS40 with the manual 1/2" x 1" x 6" locating pins. They have been a PITA for about 7 years now. I called THM to see if there was any new type of pin arrangement and was told my only option was to upgrade to air actuated pop-up pins. After getting the quote and deciding it was not an option, I've been playing around with ideas.
Has anyone else replaced these annoying pins ? I need more ideas.
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Dave

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Re: Locating pins

Postby Josh Rayburn » Mon, Oct 14 2013, 7:41AM

Dave,
I replaced mine with teardrop shaped delrin mounted with shafts from McMaster Carr and some other misc. hardware.
They work a lot better then the wood ones but I also wish the price of the air pin upgrade was not so steep.
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Re: Locating pins

Postby Dave Burtchell » Mon, Oct 14 2013, 5:04PM

Could you post a picture of your pins/shaft?

Your originals were really wood!?

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Re: Locating pins

Postby Dave Burtchell » Fri, Oct 25 2013, 11:51AM

Went ahead and bought some cheap 5/8 pillow blocks from Ebay. $5 each. Some military surplus shafts with 5/8 threaded ends. Another $30. Already had some 3/4 Delrin. About $100 all told with mounting hardware. took all day. Threaded the delrin so I could fine tune the position.

So far they work great!

Here are some pics.
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Re: Locating pins

Postby Wayne Adelkopf » Sun, Dec 01 2013, 5:28AM

Awesome setup Dave. Where did you get the threaded shafts from?

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Re: Locating pins

Postby Dave Burtchell » Sun, Dec 15 2013, 1:37AM

Ebay! Air Force surplus


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