Forums Faceting Machines Raytech Shaw machine

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  • #6880

    Saltwaterdragon
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    I have an old RS machine that just quit. The problem is in the circuit board. I had two rectifiers and the condenser replaced that didn’t test out. We retested all the components and they all appear to be good. I am told that we can’t go further unless we have a circuit board diagram. HELP !!! does anyone know where I can get a diagram. I can’t get any return from the number listed for the manufacture. Wester Gem appears to be a dealer, but I don’t have a phone number or email address to ask them about it.

    #6902

    gemmakermz
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    i had gotten water in my machine and did in the circuit brd. i also had a weak bad motor after running it for 48 yrs. i contacted rick scott the owner and ordered a new motor and control brd. although pricey, a bit, was quite worth it and machine is still knocking them out. he also gives you the info for the connections of newer board. you can contact me if you please i can give you the contact info i have for rick. gemmakermz@cs.com. i also make dops and other thing for the raytech including an adapter to replace the little quill collar with one for using regular short standard dops,1/4″, and don’t have to use the long ones.

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    #6912

    Saltwaterdragon
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    @Saltwaterdragon

    Glad that Ray responded to you. My motor controller was $48, but he never responded to me so I went another route. Glad you are making dops

    #6984

    gemmakermz
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    @gemmakermz

    i need to add more info for raytech users. when i said week motor some of the early machines had brass bushings instead of bearings as bearings. the brass wears till the shaft can move out of alignment and it will start failing. another thing, i have a friend club member whom has a raytech and it quit working, he would turn the control up but would only run if he hand spun the lap to get it started. i removed the bottom to check the belt– ok — but then i opened the brush caps and checked the brushes, they were shot/ completely worn out. i have ordered brushes from rick scott so it, machine should be back up and running soon. if anyone is using a raytech and have been for a long time it would be good to check out the motor brushes before it causes problems.

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    #7015

    Saltwaterdragon
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    I believe Rick Scott will respond if you buy replacement items from him. I have information on the motor controller and motor if anyone wants to explore a separate route.

    #7828

    joecahak
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    @JoeCahak

    I am looking for dop sticks for Raytech Shaw. I contacted Rick and hopefully got the standard ones ordered, But I am still looking for the larger V dops. Can anyone help me out?

    #7874

    lorrielsims
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    @lorrielsims

    The problem is that they have too many in bathroom contractors seattle

    #7892

    keg910
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    @keg910

    I believe that Kingsley North has ray tech dops

    #7906

    joecahak
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    @JoeCahak

    I checked and they do NOT have RayTech Shaw dop sticks.

    #7943

    Alexander Johnston
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    @MountainChaser

    Does anyone know if there are brass dops to use with the Raytech? I would like to try using wax to dop stones but doing that with aluminum is very challenging.

    I have been trying to get parts for my Raytech since the end of April including a new arbor assembly, brushes, and fresh dops, but Rick has not really responded to me.

    #7944

    flfaceter73
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    @flfaceter73

    If you can join facebook, there are a few groups there that could maybe help you out.
    I know there is a guy who makes dops for different machines. There might be a group for raytech shaw machines.

    #7945

    joecahak
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    @JoeCahak

    I finally got ahold of Rick and got my dop sticks. Expensive and Rick is very difficult to get a response from. I also found Larry Wood who helps Rick deal the lap machines. Even though I got the added dops, I still wanted to make some that don’t do what the standards ones do. I found 1/4 inch brass rods and also 1/16″ steel rods for the alignment pin. The threads on the one end are 1/4-26 NF and the pin is 3 3/16 from threaded end. Also you have to file the 1/4 inch rod down to 6mm to fit into the dop holder. So I am making my own out of brass and aluminum. I also used some flat brass plate to make the v holders and also some bigger diameter flats. I used silver solder to mount the brass to the rods. Works like a champ and cheaper than 15.50 each purchase price.

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