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Repairing raytech faceting machine


#1

Does anyone know where I can get my Raytech handpiece repaired.

The rotation of the handpiece has become stiffer and stiffer. Perhaps
it just needs cleaning; I’ve been using it a long time.

Raytech has sold this part of their company to someone else; and they
no longer service this product.

KPK


#2

Kevin…I don’t have a direct answer to your question because I
have not had to have any repairs made to my RT for a number of years.
But, I have often taken the spindle out of my RT head, cleaned it
with alcohol and a rag and lubed it with some sewing machine oil.
Takes about 20 minutes and keeps it spinning. There are two little
set screws in the collar one on either side of the registration slot.
Loosen them and the spindle pulls right out. Be careful not to lose
the thin washers and that you put everything back exactly as you take
it apart.

Cheers from Don in SOFL.


#3

raytech is still there and they have been part of Lyman for a very
long time. from their website http://www.raytech-ind.com today:

The Raytech Shaw-Faceting Product Line has been sold and all
inquiries should be referred to:

Scott Manufacturing Inc.
5500 South Simms Street
Suite 0-121
Littleton, CO 80127

Phone 800-303-2466
Fax 303-904-9963

jesse


#4

Most likely the handpiece needs to be cleaned & oiled. There is a
small shaft collar at the bottom where you insert the dop. Use a
small allen wrench to loosen the set screws on the shaft collar.
Remove the shaft collar and plastic washer, then pull the assembly
out of the main body of the handpiece. Now clean the parts, oil with
sewing machine oil and reassemble.

Tim


#5

There are Raytech users on the US Faceters Guild list. I suggest you
ask there.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usfgfaceterslist

Al Balmer
Sun City, AZ