Webster mainspring winder

term789

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Hi,

I just bought this winder from timesavers.
The instructions are crude and hard to read.
Does anyone have a better manual you could email me?

Thanks,
Mike
 

Firegriff

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Here is a demo of a webster winder in use on YouTube may help
there are many diferent winders shown.
 

Jim_Miller

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The spring winders are great ( I’ve got a Webster also ) but I’ve also done them by hand and an important piece of info was overlooked. Always use eye protection and gloves. Safety first.
Jim
 

Hudson

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I have some JGP's of the Webster instructions, but they are not very good resolution. When I uploaded them they were unreadable, so I deleted them.
 

harold bain

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We used to have a set of instructions saved on the message board, but they disappeared with our new software. Hopefully they will eventually be fixed.
 

Jim_Miller

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I'm going to attempt to download the instructions I have. If this doesn't work, perhaps you could PM me your e-mail address and I'll send it that way
Jim

Websterpg1.jpg Websterpg2.jpg Websterpg3.jpg Websterpg4.jpg
 

Jim_Miller

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Looks like it worked. if you save them to your computer, you can probably enlarge them for easier viewing
Jim
 

term789

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Thank You Jim this will help.
The device is sort of simple but wanted to be sure.

Mike
 

term789

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The only other question I have is the pieces I have pictured.
Looks like it holds the end of the arbor.
But the metal piece that slides in the clamp slides freely and does not clamp in securely.
Any thoughts?
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Jim_Miller

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My winder doesn't have anything like that To be honest with you, I don't have a clue as to how they would work with the winder
Jim
 

Uhralt

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Your guess is correct, this piece is to hold the end of the arbor. This addition came with the newer models of the winder. You can also get it separately at Timesavers. You should be able to tighten the holder around the sliding piece using the larger handscrew. The smaller handscrew is to mount the holder to the winder.

I hope that is helpful.
Uhralt
 

Uhralt

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Sorry,
I got it wrong. The holder is mounted the other way around. Here is a picture of mine:
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term789

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I tried putting it on winder but seems like holes in the block are drilled wrong.
Will not fit, so I just emailed timesavers to get another support.
Thanks for all your help.

Mike
 

harold bain

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I have never felt a need for this part myself. It still sits unused in the box my winder came in.
 

Uhralt

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I use it for larger barrels, especially the ones of fusee clocks that don't have the teeth and are slippery to hold. It helps a bit when they are secured on both sides of the arbor.

Uhralt
 

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bckntime.com has instructions for the Webster mainspring winder available for free download on their tools-for-sale page.
 

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