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Sherline 2″ Adjustable Zero Hand Wheel

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Description

Top of the line Sherline 2″ Adjustable Zero Hand Wheels.

These are the same Sherline hand wheels that we supply with our Taig and Sherline Power Feed systems.

Using the Adjustable Zero Feature

These Sherline adjustable zero hand wheels allow you to re-zero the hand wheel for more precise cutting operation. During your machining operation, at any time, you can simplify your calculations by resetting the hand wheel to “zero”. Gently hold the hand wheel in position with one hand while releasing the lock nut with the other. Rotate the red anodized, laser engraved collar until the “zero” setting is aligned with the scribed mark on your tool or thrust bearing collar. Then retighten the locking nut. Now you can crank in the exact amount of feed you want by reading the number directly off the handwheel.

NOTE:

The hand wheels have a 1/4″ shaft hole with set screw and can be used for applications other than on Sherline tools.

Phil’s Professional Tips

I recommend using the 2″ hand wheel for the “X” and “Y” axis, and the 2-1/2″ hand wheel for the “Z” axis on the mill. I believe this will give you more precise control for your machining needs.

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Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 2 x 2 x 2.7 in

Installation

You can easily replace any standard Sherline hand wheel with the adjustable zero hand wheels. Loosen the set screw on the standard hand wheel and slide it off the shaft. Slide the new hand wheel onto the shaft, align the hole in the red engraved collar with the set screw in the body of the hand wheel. Eliminate all backlash (play) between the hand wheel and column thrust washer or bearing by pushing them together and tighten the set screw.

The larger 2½” hand wheel is normally used on the “Z” axis of the Mill or Vertical Milling Column and works best when used with the thrust and bearing, because you are actually “lifting” the weight of the column with this hand wheel when you crank it up.

Hand wheels turning on the horizontal axis are not subjected to this stress and work fine without ball bearings. You may choose to use a 2″ or 2-1/2″ for your “X” axis hand wheel. We recommend using the 2″ hand wheel for the “Y” axis.