Oiling Center Spindle

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by DJ Spliff, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. DJ Spliff

    DJ Spliff Never Enuff Vinyl

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    I've read this is good maintenance for your turntables every 'X' amount of hours of use and I've never done it. Now I remember when I first got my turntables and I had to assemble the platter, I just dropped it right on. Now I can't get it off to apply any lubricant. What's the trick to getting the platter off of a SL-1210 Technics turntable. Also, Any thoughts on applying this oil? How to? Should I? Etc.
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    A tiny of oil should see it off. A tip to get it off its really stuck; lock the tone arm and turn the deck upside down whilst holding the platter close to a bed of soft sofa, then holding the deck just lift up the deck slowly. The weight of the platter should just pull it off (y)

    If not give it a little shake, still close to the bed tho! B
     
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    DTR the village idiot

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    Or you can pull upwards on the platter and get someone to tap the spindle gently with a piece of wood ;)

    Use a light oil, 3in1 Oil is perfect
     
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    This proper wierd when i first heard.. tried pullin and pullin and wouldnt come off at all, then gave it a little tap and she came straight off!
     
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    DJ Spliff Never Enuff Vinyl

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    The spindle / platter fit is called a Morse Taper. They are commonly used in engineering, particularly for cutting tools like drill bits and vertical milling cutters, instead of using a chuck. So you can imagine how strong (but also accurate) a morse taper fit can be :)

    Glad you got it sorted :)