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 Post subject: facetron replacement parts
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:39 am 
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I recently ordered a used facetron as my first machine.
a strict budget ,high shipping cost and customs fees in my country,made me to compromise on a used one, that' missing some parts.
i am missing the 45 Degree Table Dop,and the Dop Chuck Wrench and also some other parts,but these one i am more concern about.
i didn't know when ordered the machine that the dops are not generic 6mm.
any way to find aftermarket parts that fit?
a link to suppliers who sell original parts and deliver worldwide ,also can help.
thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: facetron replacement parts
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:57 am 
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Dor,

Where are you located?

There is nothing special about the Dop Chuck Wrench. Just get a short screwdriver that fits the slot. Works perfectly.

Dops are available directly from Jeanne at Facetron. Always in stock.

The 45 degree adapter is almost always in stock.

Also make sure you have the excellent Facetron transfer jig with the target dop.

Order direct for jeanne at Facetron.

or here https://www.rockpeddler.com/product-cat ... -machines/

if you can't get it done. maybe I can help. They are supposed to ship me two machine in the next week or so.


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1bwana1 wrote:
Dor,

Where are you located?

There is nothing special about the Dop Chuck Wrench. Just get a short screwdriver that fits the slot. Works perfectly.

Dops are available directly from Jeanne at Facetron. Always in stock.

The 45 degree adapter is almost always in stock.

Also make sure you have the excellent Facetron transfer jig with the target dop.

Order direct for jeanne at Facetron.

or here https://www.rockpeddler.com/product-cat ... -machines/

if you can't get it done. maybe I can help. They are supposed to ship me two machine in the next week or so.


ohhh,that is good to know really :)
machine still not arrived to test,so i was worried regarding that.
screwdriver is not an issue ha ha. that we do have here in israel, :mrgreen:
you guessed right. the Facetron transfer jig is also on my shopping list.
i will check at the link you provided.
appreciate the help,many thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:35 pm 
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if you have access to a grinder get the shortest largest flat blade screw driver you can find and grind it to fit...a good fit means less wear ...doesn't have to be perfect


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stairman wrote:
if you have access to a grinder get the shortest largest flat blade screw driver you can find and grind it to fit...a good fit means less wear ...doesn't have to be perfect


I will try that.
Thanks.


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Seek a "hollow ground" screwdriver. Its flat-sided blade won't mash the slot.

https://tinyurl.com/ya46jl7o


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:42 am 
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Like you, I also bought a second hand Facetron some 5 years ago,
I ordered from Jeanne all the missing parts. She is absolutely great to communicate with.
The best thing I did was to send her my faceting head, to overhaul and modernizing it, replacing the old design soft stop needle system, with a hard stop dial system. It costs 500$ plus shipping back and forth, but worth every penny. It cuts the cutting time in half, for me. I can really trust the machine, and not check that often my depth of cut.
Good luck with cutting
Hannuka Sameach
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Dor wrote:
i didn't know when ordered the machine that the dops are not generic 6mm.

Hey, give us time - the US has only really been trying to metrify since 1975. :-)
Maybe by 2075.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:25 am 
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pietra wrote:
Seek a "hollow ground" screwdriver. Its flat-sided blade won't mash the slot.

https://tinyurl.com/ya46jl7o


Hi,Thanks.
i think i have one, laying around here, somewhere...

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שלום דור
Like you, I also bought a second hand Facetron some 5 years ago,
I ordered from Jeanne all the missing parts. She is absolutely great to communicate with.
The best thing I did was to send her my faceting head, to overhaul and modernizing it, replacing the old design soft stop needle system, with a hard stop dial system. It costs 500$ plus shipping back and forth, but worth every penny. It cuts the cutting time in half, for me. I can really trust the machine, and not check that often my depth of cut.
Good luck with cutting
Hannuka Sameach
Vistar


hanuka sameach :mrgreen:
my machine already have the stop dial indicator.
post 2003 model i assume.
soft&hard stop.
i contacted jarvi. they are not make any deliveries before new year,so it will have to wait a bit longer.
i may be able to make an adjustment to a generic table adapter,
by grinding its dop connector for the lock to fit,

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Dor wrote:
i didn't know when ordered the machine that the dops are not generic 6mm.

Hey, give us time - the US has only really been trying to metrify since 1975. :-)
Maybe by 2075.


:lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:17 am 
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Do you have any dops at all?


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1bwana1 wrote:
Do you have any dops at all?


machine comes with the complete set of 15+27 dops.
BUT. they're in a bit rough shape...
.as the machine itself.
i took a bit of a risk here i admit.
its a cosmetic disaster!
bought it from an estate seller, and it suffer from severe water damage and need restoration . i was assured that the motor is working ,
and other than that i used my judgment based on the photos.
as you can see,it even have a stone attached to the dop,meaning previous owner didn't have the chance to finish it, but based on everything i see i suppose the machine is functional. i got a very good price(1500$) and it was an opportunity to have a quality machine that otherwise i just couldn't afford.
customs and shipping cost make the price i paid almost double.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Facetron-Facet ... 2749.l2648

*it remind me of my first car i had back then... a dream come true :lol:


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