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  • Pins off spot on deck

    I have a few machines that place the pins off spot. I know I can move the whole deck to move the pins on spot, but on some machines there are only one or two pins off the spot how do I fix that?

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    Re: Pins off spot on deck

    I would check the fingers on the moving deck. Maybe one of them lost a bolt and is turned. When the deck sets a new set of pins, do the bottoms of the off spot pins sit lower in the deck as it comes down?
    Howard

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      Re: Pins off spot on deck

      I have found bent broken or missing spotting fingers. Check them all.

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        Re: Pins off spot on deck

        Don't forget to check your deck rollers for each pin.

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          Re: Pins off spot on deck

          If all the obvious causes are checked ( Fingers worn, bent, worn guide roller, scissor binding, deck chute if that fails) Then there maybe a slight possibility that you're deck has a crown in it, usually indicated by stress cracks in the webbing. I would suggest checking the moving deck using a straight edge layed across 7 to 10 pin side along the flat portion of the deck behind the webbing. Using a feeler gauge .010" or a paper clip check for any warpage. If you're deck has a crown then you can temporarily correct the problem by either shaving the spotting finger to promote correct spotting or, using a after market moving deck repair kit.

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