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  • Moving Deck/ Scissor Latch

    I have a machine that will not pick up standing pins, the scissors will not close. It looks to me like the Moving Deck/ Scissor latch is binding against the side of the mounting plate.
    My question is, is there an easy way to get at the bolt that holds this thing on so I can remove and replace it?
    Should I pull the detector?
    The latch is held on with the old style hex head latch stud.
    You only need 2 tools...WD40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD40. If it moves and it should't, use the tape.

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    Re: Moving Deck/ Scissor Latch

    It sounds to me that your detector rod is out of adjustment. Cycle the pinsetter to 90 degrees detecting a strike, check the strikecam follower to see if it is in the low of the cam. If not, lift the block out of way to allow it to find the low of cam. adjust the detector rod with the pinsetter in this position. To answer your question you can get to the bolt through the scissors cam. There is a hole in mine that I can get to the bolt. I do have to take the rake cam off though.


    • #3
      Re: Moving Deck/ Scissor Latch


      Don't pull the flag out without checking this first ... changing one on the machine ... don't want to unless it's really the cause!!

      At 0, pull the X-pin out of the selector and check the flag's range of motion. Most likely cause is one of the guide pins holding the detector mounting plate to the side cover has backed out, if it stops where you can see a round metal pin binding on it ... hate to say it, but you have to pull the 1/1. You can drive the pin back in, if you find the right spot in the MD/Scissor cam to get the punch through, but the problem will return all too soon. Had one like this myself, pissed me off to have to pull a perfectly good 1/1 over something like this, but there's no permanent cure:



      • #4
        Re: Moving Deck/ Scissor Latch


        You nailed this one on the head. The pin on the gearbox cover was backed out, it was so covered with grease that I couldn't see it. I pounded it back in, just need to get through this weekends provincial Coka Cola finals for the kids, and then it is on my list of summer projects to pull the 1 to 1.

        You only need 2 tools...WD40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD40. If it moves and it should't, use the tape.


        • #5
          Re: Moving Deck/ Scissor Latch

          I also have had this annoying little pin cause headaches! My remedy was to clean the exposed part of the pin with contact cleaner, apply a couple drops of Loc-tite. I drove the pin back into the mounting plate. I then used a small chisel to "cleat" the pin and plate together. Has lasted 10 years now!

          let me be myself


          • #6
            Re: Moving Deck/ Scissor Latch

            Didn't look close enough at the time, but maybe you could get the nozzle of a small MIG gun in there, and tack the pin to the cover???

            You live better than me bill ... I staked the pin when I found it loose, but it worked its way out again in a few months [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]



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