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    Seized pivot pin on wadkin AGS 12

    While I'm waiting for the engineer to bore out the seized pivot and turn a new one I've taken everything else apart, even the motor. Can anyone tell me what's the best grease for the motor bearings? What was on them was thick brown stuff, like peanut butter, pretty dry.
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    Seized pivot pin on wadkin AGS 12

    Thanks, I've tried the maroon scotch brite pads and the blade method. Both didn't do much. I've already given the table a once over with 80 grit, didn't leave any deep scratches. I guess I'll continue with finer paper and scotchbrite now so. Like the tip about the acid
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    Seized pivot pin on wadkin AGS 12

    Thanks for all the replies guys, I tried a vice grips, stilson wrench, map gas, rust off spray, impact drill, mallet and brass drift, and I went to 8 tons of pressure on vertical press. NOTHING! And yes, the grub screws were out. So now it's with a local engineer who will bore out the pin and...
  4. M

    Seized pivot pin on wadkin AGS 12

    Thanks Pete, I'll see if I can scrounge some.
  5. M

    Seized pivot pin on wadkin AGS 12

    Thanks, the rack is perfect, no damage. I'll try the heat, pressure, tap, penetrative oil a few more times first, drilling is a last resort.
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    Seized pivot pin on wadkin AGS 12

    Hi all, I'm new on here so thanks for adding me. I've had a look around the site but couldn't find an answer to my problem. I'm restoring a Wadkin AGS 12 saw and the pivot pin on the rise and fall mechanism is well and truly seized. I've removed the grub screws, sprayed it in wd40, applied heat...
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