Starrett Indicator part


Payson
 

Hi everyone. I need a pinion and spring for a Last Word. Anyone have a resource? Starrett seems to be useless.

Thanks,

Payson.


Andrei
 

If you cannot find new replacement parts, buy one from eBay and use the parts to fix up yours.

From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of Payson <egreene104@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:50 PM
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Subject: [SouthBendLathe] Starrett Indicator part
 
Hi everyone. I need a pinion and spring for a Last Word. Anyone have a resource? Starrett seems to be useless.

Thanks,

Payson.


Bill in OKC too
 

There is a indicator repair shop in Long Island, NY,  they may be able to help you, and Long Island is in the name. Hope that's enough info to find them.

http://www.longislandindicator.com

Bill in OKC 


William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)

Aphorisms to live by:
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. 
SEMPER GUMBY!
Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.
Physics doesn't care about your schedule.
The only reason I know anything is because I've done it wrong enough times to START to know better



On Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 03:50:18 PM CDT, Payson <egreene104@...> wrote:


Hi everyone. I need a pinion and spring for a Last Word. Anyone have a resource? Starrett seems to be useless.

Thanks,

Payson.


Payson
 

Long Island Indicator won't do Starrett. See this.
http://www.longislandindicator.com/p199.html

PG


Rogan Creswick
 

I've used MR Tool Repair, and Mark was really easy to deal with.  I've never shopped around, but his prices seemed reasonable to me at the  time. There's a facebook page for him, or you can probably just send him an email: Mark Ratkowski <MRTOOL2010@...>



On Wed, Sep 14, 2022 at 3:15 PM Payson <egreene104@...> wrote:
Long Island Indicator won't do Starrett. See this.
http://www.longislandindicator.com/p199.html

PG


wmrmeyers@gmail.com
 

They'll sell you a repair manual, but you're on your own for parts. Maybe keep an eye out for the model you have, and see if it's better, or if you can cannibalize one to fix the other. Or switch brands. 

I've got a couple of 2nd-hand Starrett gauges here, myself, but I bought them cheap, and as far as I can tell they still work. When they don't anymore, I'll probably buy the LSI repair book, myself. 

You could also check in your area, or any nearby metropolitan areas, and you might get lucky, or at least luckier. 

Bill in OKC

William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.) 

Aphorisms to live by:
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. 
SEMPER GUMBY!
Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.
Physics doesn't care about your schedule.
The only reason I know anything is because I've done it wrong enough times to START to know better




On Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 05:15:16 PM CDT, Payson <egreene104@...> wrote:


Long Island Indicator won't do Starrett. See this.
http://www.longislandindicator.com/p199.html

PG


mike allen
 

        A good calibration shop should be able to fix them if they can get parts .

        animal

On 9/14/2022 3:33 PM, wmrmeyers@... wrote:

They'll sell you a repair manual, but you're on your own for parts. Maybe keep an eye out for the model you have, and see if it's better, or if you can cannibalize one to fix the other. Or switch brands. 

I've got a couple of 2nd-hand Starrett gauges here, myself, but I bought them cheap, and as far as I can tell they still work. When they don't anymore, I'll probably buy the LSI repair book, myself. 

You could also check in your area, or any nearby metropolitan areas, and you might get lucky, or at least luckier. 

Bill in OKC

William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.) 

Aphorisms to live by:
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. 
SEMPER GUMBY!
Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.
Physics doesn't care about your schedule.
The only reason I know anything is because I've done it wrong enough times to START to know better




On Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 05:15:16 PM CDT, Payson <egreene104@...> wrote:


Long Island Indicator won't do Starrett. See this.
http://www.longislandindicator.com/p199.html

PG


Stephen Bartlett
 

On that subject, I have a Starrett Last Word indicator. The mechanism has stiffened slightly so the arm will not swing back by itself, although it moves fairly freely.

It may be caused by stiffened lubricant.

Can anyone suggest a way to clean and relubricate it that will not damage it?

Thank you,

Steve Bartlett


Greg
 

Hey Steve. Believe it or not, Ronsonol Lighter Fuel. I have not had need to use it on my Last Word. BUT, I have used it on a couple of my 0-1" & 0-2" dial indicators that have gotten sticky & the shafts didn't want to slide as they should. Got the tip from someone who's name I don't remember on the Rockwell Mill Forum site. Apparently, other types of lighter fluid don't have the "oily" properties that this stuff has (thus the oil in the name). It gets rid of the stickiness and does a good job of lubing up the internal workings. I took the backs off the indicators, and essentially soaked the shafts with the stuff. Works great. Greg


Mike Poore
 

You might check with Starrett. Some companies will sell parts. I think they will service them, but I could be wrong. If they service them, they may have the part to sell. One of the youtubers did a tour of the factory. I thought this was addressed in the video. I may also be mixing it up with Gerstner.

On 9/14/2022 6:33 PM, wmrmeyers@... wrote:

They'll sell you a repair manual, but you're on your own for parts. Maybe keep an eye out for the model you have, and see if it's better, or if you can cannibalize one to fix the other. Or switch brands. 

I've got a couple of 2nd-hand Starrett gauges here, myself, but I bought them cheap, and as far as I can tell they still work. When they don't anymore, I'll probably buy the LSI repair book, myself. 

You could also check in your area, or any nearby metropolitan areas, and you might get lucky, or at least luckier. 

Bill in OKC

William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.) 

Aphorisms to live by:
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. 
SEMPER GUMBY!
Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.
Physics doesn't care about your schedule.
The only reason I know anything is because I've done it wrong enough times to START to know better




On Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 05:15:16 PM CDT, Payson <egreene104@...> wrote:


Long Island Indicator won't do Starrett. See this.
http://www.longislandindicator.com/p199.html

PG


Payson
 

The last Word #711 is easy to take apart. I made a hand puller long long time ago. That's the most difficult part of disassembling it. Underneath the face are 2 screws that hold the round plate and the pinion in place. Long Island has a pictorial of the assembly.  

Steve, the indicator point is on a ratchet. It's held in place by a cover that swivels away to release the point. Underneath it is a screw that the assembly pivots on. (there's a long tempered wire as a spring) You could dip the first 3/8" of the indicator in solvent / lighter fluid / and - or loosen the screw a tiny bit.

Payson.   


mark lester
 

Starrett recently repaired and calibrated an indicator and a couple of micrometers. I thought the prices were probably reasonable but the turn around time was like 5 weeks. 

Mark

On Sep 14, 2022, at 8:32 PM, Mike Poore <mpoore10@...> wrote:

 You might check with Starrett. Some companies will sell parts. I think they will service them, but I could be wrong. If they service them, they may have the part to sell. One of the youtubers did a tour of the factory. I thought this was addressed in the video. I may also be mixing it up with Gerstner.

On 9/14/2022 6:33 PM, wmrmeyers@... wrote:
They'll sell you a repair manual, but you're on your own for parts. Maybe keep an eye out for the model you have, and see if it's better, or if you can cannibalize one to fix the other. Or switch brands. 

I've got a couple of 2nd-hand Starrett gauges here, myself, but I bought them cheap, and as far as I can tell they still work. When they don't anymore, I'll probably buy the LSI repair book, myself. 

You could also check in your area, or any nearby metropolitan areas, and you might get lucky, or at least luckier. 

Bill in OKC

William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.) 

Aphorisms to live by:
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. 
SEMPER GUMBY!
Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome.
Physics doesn't care about your schedule.
The only reason I know anything is because I've done it wrong enough times to START to know better




On Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 05:15:16 PM CDT, Payson <egreene104@...> wrote:


Long Island Indicator won't do Starrett. See this.
http://www.longislandindicator.com/p199.html

PG


John
 

Hi Steve
Before attempting to pull the dial housing apart I would first apply a good dose of penetrating fluid to the joint where the contact point and lever arm joint the body. This is the most likely problem area.
Do not allow the fluid to go back into the body.
If that fails, then by all means go to the whole hog.
Cheers
John B

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From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephen Bartlett via groups.io
Sent: 15 September 2022 09:12
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] Starrett Indicator part

On that subject, I have a Starrett Last Word indicator. The mechanism has stiffened slightly so the arm will not swing back by itself, although it moves fairly freely.

It may be caused by stiffened lubricant.

Can anyone suggest a way to clean and relubricate it that will not damage it?

Thank you,

Steve Bartlett


Stephen Bartlett
 

Thank you for all the suggestions. I have a can or Ronsonol, also useful for removing pressure stick adhesive. And I have Singer sewing machine oil.

Steve Bartlett