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M18 Replacement Flexible Shaft

M18 Replacement Flexible Shaft for a high speed flexible shaft machine

$263.79

EAN: 0733968318107 SKU CCS-008-M18-DTS-23 Category Tag

The M18 Replacement Flexible Shaft Cable Set includes a shaft, a sleeve, and an M18 adapter crimped to the shaft. You may use this as an alternative replacement shaft for your M18 High Speed Flexible Shaft Machine.

The cable for the M18 Replacement Flexible Shaft is 75ft (23 meters) in length, and the shaft diameter is 5/16″ (8mm).

THIS IS NOT AN ORIGINAL SHAFT FOR THE MILWAUKEE M18 HIGH SPEED FLEXIBLE SHAFT MACHINE. WE DO NOT PROVIDE REPLACEMENT CABLES FOR MILWAUKEE M18 HIGH SPEED FLEXIBLE SHAFT MACHINE.

Our clients have reported that they prefer our shaft to the original product, and have asked us to make an adapter and shaft set so that it is compatible with their machine.

We would suggest acquiring additional adapters along with this kit because a crimped adapter is more likely to break on the crimp than if it was fastened with set screws.

If you kink your shaft with set screws than you only need to cut of the affected part of shaft and replace the adapter with an Allen key, but if you kink a crimped shaft, you will need a new adapter and a crimping tool. It would be handy to have this available when you need it.

ALWAYS LUBRICATE YOUR SHAFT BEFORE FIRST USE

Aviation law prohibits us from delivering products which could be considered flammable so we send the shafts without lubricant in the sleeve.

Please be sure to lubricate your flexible shaft before using it, and then check the lubrication every few weeks. This not only ensures the longevity of your shaft, but also makes it more efficient over longer distances. Here is a video we made on how to lubricate your shaft:

Quality

The life expectancy and quality of a shaft depends on selecting the right design.

A flexible shaft is made by winding several layers of high quality spring-grade wire around a single mandrel. Each successive layer is wound onto the shaft at an opposing pitch angle. The quality of a shaft is determined by the wires used, their number, the diameter, and the annealing temperature.

Properties such as flexibility, torsional stiffness, power transmission, and performance under different speeds are influenced by the selection and adjustment of these fundamentals.

Meeting these basic prerequisites is the guarantee of long, consistent and reliable performance.

The shafts length is measured at the minimum length. We provide the shafts slightly longer than the minimum so that clients can attach their different size tools to the shaft.

Shaft shrinkage

When we manufacture the shafts we wind them in a long straight line. They are then wound onto a large diameter spool, and later cut into smaller pieces before we assemble them and deliver them to you. This means that when you first use your shaft, you might notice that the ends shrink a little. Usually this is more evident on the drill end.

This is perfectly normal since the shaft is subjected to the stresses of multiple bends and torque for the first time. After the first inner strands of the shaft settle into their permanent position the shrinkage will cease. Usually this affects around 3” (75mm) on either end of the shaft. When you notice this, simply cut off the shrunken section with an angle grinder, and reconnect your chains and drill. It is not necessary to weld the ends, but if you prefer to do this please try to avoid too much heat on the shaft.

Points to note:

These products are intended to be used by trained professionals in the sewer cleaning trade. They do not come with instructions. If you would like training please make contact with us, and we will guide you.

Product pictures may vary in color and design depending on the size and diameter that you order.

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