Over time I’ve noticed my spindle seems to make a strange, intermittent noise while machining, which I can’t really describe but I hope you can hear in the videos below. It also moves up and down quite a bit within the housing, or whatever it’s called, maybe more than it should, I’m not sure.
I have the feeling that the spindle is getting stuck during cuts that it really ought to be able to handle, causing it to lose steps and then gouge the work piece. I’m wondering if this might be the cause.
Can someone please look at the videos I’ve posted and tell me if I need to tighten something?
This video has the intermittent sound it’s making, and at about the 26 second mark you can see the spindle moving up and down as it is machining some plastic. Should it have that much play?
Here’s a video of me just moving the spindle with my finger, while the machine is off. Should it be able to move as much as this?
thanks very much for any help!
NOTE: The videos don’t seem to want to play on the forum for some reason, so I’ve linked to them in the text describing the content. Hopefully that will help.