Turning Archive 2005

An old tip for new-ish 3520 owners *PIC*

Mike Schwing from Md.
>This was around long before I bought my PM3520, and it has helped me immensely. (lets not get into why such a nice tool would neglect to include even the most meager spindle lock).

For those of you who don't know, the 3520 does not come with a spindle lock, but instead provides a 2 position spindle lock button, which must be continually depressed! Kind of makes the whole function useless. The simple fix is to remove the bottom screw from the button plate and use the plate itself as the stop. The diagram is below. If I were Powermatic I would be embarrassed to know their customers resort to this, and I had a tech out to replace the broken cast iron lock about a year ago who told me he could never figure out why all of his customers had that one screw removed...

Anyway, figured I hadn't seen this posted in a while, and we have a lot of new 3520 owners.

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