I am looking for a few parts for a Powermatic Model 90 Wood Lathe that
I just picked up. I took out the variable speed dial tonight and it
looks like the plunger lock pin and its spring are missing and have
been for sometime since the hole is filled with saw dust.
Also, there are 4 "Nylatron" Washers with an E-6 next to it in the
print that are also missing from the spring loaded shouldered cap screw
that holds the VS dial on. The spring is marked "JS-4" in the print.
Anyone have any idea what the plunger does or is made of? It looks like
it does nothing more than keep pressure on the VS dial. If that is the
case I will make one out of brass and pick up a spring. If the parts
are available at a decent price I would just rather buy them.
Any help greatly appreciated.