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February 19, 2019, 08:22:15 am
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« on: October 07, 2018, 03:55:33 pm »

Does anyone know the exact description for this so I can find a new one, and or does anyone here have a used one you are willing to part with ?

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 09:03:04 am »

It looks like just a length of steel rod set in place with set screws. I imagine that you could measure the diameter of the rod and find a replacement rod of the same diameter. It would probably need to be cut to length.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 09:37:38 am »

Just buy a piece of stainless and you won't have to worry about it again.
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 02:27:09 pm »

This cabbing machine is not mine.. So I need more than just the rod..

I need the entire setup..

I had a brain fart and could not remember how to describe the part, but now know it is simply called a cab rest.. Although I have not found one yet.

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 09:01:55 am »

Would/could you use a "Diamond Pacific" cab rest which is just a plastic piece that can be moved in and out as needed?  I can get you a picture of mine if you don't or need a better explanation??
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 12:53:37 pm »

I just Googled it and found this..

How does it stay stationary in the tray ?

Oddly enough, I found some items very similar in a box in our club, except the top is at an angle. I have to use sponges to hold it in place and sort of hold it with my fingers while pushing and turning a cab against a wheel. I don't think this was meant to be there original use, but I manage to get them to work.  Will take a pic this Saturday.. 



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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 05:42:27 pm »

Yep, I actually hold the rest with my left hand while turning/pushing the stone against the wheel just as you described.  As long as you get the right one for the size wheels you are using, the angle is just right for setting.  Once you have the bezel angle set, just move it out (I set mine between the two trays until needed for the next cab) of the way and everything is free and clear to cab away
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 08:35:01 pm »

As long as you get the right one for the size wheels you are using, the angle is just right for setting. 

That is how I am using it. Trying to create a sloped girdle for later bezel settings..

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