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    Default Elektra Beckum HC260 - help request

    Hi all,

    I have a nice old jointer / thicknesser that has been very reliable. Yesterday the thicknesser table decided to break. After winding the thicknesser handle to about 55mm it got a little tight to turn and before long I heard a noise and then it would no longer move.

    After checking out many a forum I did find a thread that advised I may have broken the spindle chain on the rear of the thicknesser table above the engine.
    Unbeknown to me there are 5 cogs and a tiny chain that operates the spindles. And yes the chain had snapped.

    So for several hours now I have been cleaning the chain and operating on the machine. The chain link is broken and whilst it will turn a little it returns to a broken chain link of I go near the 55mm range.

    Does anybody know:
    - where I could get a new chain (itís so tiny - like a miniature bike chain)
    - anything about these machines
    - anyone who might service this machine

    i have attached a few pics for reference and to show the size of chain.


    Thanks in advance.

    Dave
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    Take the chain to an engineering supply shop. They should be able to supply a replacement chain or at least a joining link to repair the break.

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    Great idea. Thanks, I’ll look into where.

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    I have one of those. Great machine. Can't help on the chain. Mine is a very early example. Metabo own them now and do supply some spares. They might be able to help.
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    Thumbs up Problem solved

    I forgot to update you all and close the thread. But good news....I end up getting a new split link from an engineering company. It fit perfectly and only cost a few dollars. After a re-oil of the chain and refitting it back into the machine it has been working perfectly since. Thanks for everyones feedback.

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