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Old 03-09-2009, 03:14 PM
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I have a very abused Pexto 0585 that someone years ago removed gears from for an unknown reason.

I understand that Roper Whitney is still in business. Have in the past purchased parts for machines from "authorized parts distributors", at exorbitant prices. With this machine no time is being lost with it down, cost is not a secondary consideration but rather primary. I'm cleaning out the garage and this tool is going to be sold one way or the other. I much prefer to sell it working, it has ogee bead and crimper wheels what can be used together on 20 ga., this is a heavy machine.

I have contacted a company in California that specializes in out of date machine manuals with no results. Also have contacted several on line dealers for used parts/information with no result.

As it stands now I'm not even sure of the configuration of the gears. My guess is the nut that is currently on the middle shaft is not from the factory.

I'm approaching this problem in various directions.

First used parts if available.

Second finding a detailed parts list for the machine. Roper Whitney throws around information like manhole covers. I know this from past dealings with them.

Third some person has one and can tell me for sure what is suppose to be there. Also how many teeth are on the middle gear.

Fourth if it's repaired and working well then I need to replace the top bushing it's worn out and the wheel nuts are missing.

Gears are available from suppliers if you know all the information about them. My son works designing machinery (in the USA!!) and can work it all out with the information in my third approach.

Any information regards this topic will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:23 AM
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You might find info on that machine here if you look around in the Library.

That machine is supposedly available new through RW. You might be able to get a parts breakdown from them.

If I had one, I'd be glad to help.
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:03 PM
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I know when I needed information on a 544 I purchased, they sent me what I needed - I can't remember if it were through snail mail or email...but they were a big help...
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Thanks Bud, sometimes the obvious answer is in front of you and you don't see it. I've sent off a request to them, the worst they can to is not answer.

Best they could do is supply the information at no charge!!!
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:42 PM
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You were right Bud, they sent me the parts diagram the next day.

The problem's not as bad as I thought. The gears/pinions that connect the top and bottom shafts are on the inside. They did not turn in tandem because the expansion pin was missing from one of them.

The big ass nut as I suspected that's on the middle shaft is not original, suspect someone tried to motorize this and feel flat on their face.

The top shaft had too much play in it up and down thought it needed a new bushing. Never had a bushing in it. The casting is worn as is the shaft, steel on cast iron bad choice of materials on their part.

Going to explore having a machine shop do some work on it and install a bushing.

Other than that things are moving along like a herd of turtles here.
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