ms200 table brake

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  1. TenniseaWilliams

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    I just got a table brake for a laserfibre ms200 eco. I thought it would be more intuitive to install... anybody got any tips? The brake assembly is a 5/16" diameter post 2" long, with a spring that fits over, bisected lengthwise with a threaded shaft capped with a nice black knob on the other end.

    I guess I could wait until business hours tomorrow, and call tech support :(:oops:
     
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  2. Love50

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    There should be a hole at the top of the turntable base, near the turntable axis. There's a corresponding hole at the bottom. The post goes vertically between the two.

    I believe you will need to remove the "leg" portion near that end of the base. Thread the post half-way through the top hole, slip the spring on through the now open base, and then thread the rest of the post through the bottom hole. The shaft with the knob screws into the post through the L-shaped in the side of the base section.

    If you have trouble getting the post through the holes, you will need to get a drill (5/16) and "lightly" run it around the edges of the holes. I'm told that the holes are cut precisely but then they slap some paint on it which throws off the measurements...
     
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    Please add pictures when you're done. Love50 got me turned on, mechanically that is. :D
     
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    I'll start with some "before" pictures :)

    Top and bottom holes where the post goes as well as the L-shaped opening in the side.

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    The turntable lock mechanism. Notice the paint build-up around the hole.

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  5. TenniseaWilliams

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    Thanks Love50, that really helps! Very clear explanation, and you do have a way with words... the post could appear in a men's magazine with very little editing!

    YULitle, I stumbled upon the following trying to find a picture of the installed brake:
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    The tension is the same for every angle, because the distance"V" and the distance "H" both change and therefore the ratio between "V" and "H" remains the same.
     
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