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PostPosted: December 23rd, 2008, 12:31 pm 
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I have an electric facer that, when the two ends of pipe begin to contact the facer, one side of the facer begins to take deep flush cuts of the pipe while the other side does not cut at all. When the one side reaches the stops and begins to cut the side that hasn't been cutting it begins to wobble as it cuts and takes a lot of pressure to do so. I have replaced the blades with no affect to the problem.

Any thoughts on what may be the cause, and how do you get the drive sproket off of the motor. I can't unthread.

Thanks and happy holidays.

Eric


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PostPosted: December 23rd, 2008, 1:45 pm 
If you have a model 401001, 401002, 433701, 433702, or 433704 facer (14/14 PitBull):

The drive sprocket is removed by using a 7/8 wrench to hold the hex in place and a 3/16 hex key to remove the socket head cap screw holding the drive sprocket in place. This socket head cap screw is left handed.

Once the socket head cap screw has been removed, the drive sprocket can be unthreaded from the motor shaft.

The drive sprocket has a right hand thread and is probably best removed using an impact gun or with a box wrench and a mallet (a steady torque may only turn the motor shaft instead of loosening the drive sprocket.)

Once you've got the facer disassembled, I would first look at your blade holders and blade holder bearings for the cause of the wobble/strange faceoff. Check to see if the blade holders have been bent or distorted by rough usage. The bearings should run smoothly without significant play in them.

If these both look good, look at the bearing seats in the facer body and cover and ensure that they look alright.

I would also recommend making sure that the guide rod support brackets on the facer are not bent or damaged.

Please post again and let us know what you find.


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