Quill Twister Handle Sleeve and Hardware PART #556263

Quill Twister is the Quick, Effortless Way to Rotate and Align the Flat on Your Shopsmith Machine Quill when Installing Quill-mounted Accessories




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Here's the solution to a problem that we've all faced at one time or another. You're working on a project and need to make some saw cuts. So, you've installed your lower saw guard and are ready to attach your saw blade to the quill of your Shopsmith. Unfortunately, the flat on your quill is not positioned in a spot where you can get your Allen wrench on the blade arbor to tighten it properly. The Quill Twister is the Solution!

If your machine was manufactured after January of 2002, the coupler hub guard won't allow you to grasp the hub and rotate the spindle to an accessible position. And once the lower saw guard is attached, you can't get a grip on the knurled spindle knob to twist the spindle into proper alignment, either. If your machine was manufactured before January of 2002, the coupler hub is accessible, but often You can't grip the hub firmly enough to effect the proper twist.

Enter the Shopsmith Quill Twister
This simple lever-handle device slides easily into the accessory machine end of your existing coupler - allowing you to then press the MARK end of the coupler onto the Smart Motor hub and rotate the spindle to the correct position with amazing ease! It features an easy-to-grasp 3" long handle that gives you all the additional leverage you need for making those vital spindle adjustments.

Two Ways To Set It Up
Use it with your existing coupler: The steel handle shaft features an especially cut keyway that slips over a spline on the inside surface of your coupler. Just slip it into position in your coupler... place your coupler on the hub and rotate. When you're through, simply remove the Twister handle and your coupler is ready for normal use in driving your Shopsmith Special Purpose Tools such as Bandsaw, Belt Sander, Jointer, Planer, Strip Sander, etc.

Order the Quill Twister Package with Coupler: Each Quill Twister comes with a buttonhead capscrew (5/32" Allen Wrench head) that can be dropped through the Smart Motor end of a dedicated coupler and threaded into the tapped end of the Quill Twister shaft, giving you a Quill Twister with a permanently attached coupler, ready for use at all times.

It's Your choice: No matter which way you decide to go, you're going to love how much easier your quill-mounted tool setups are going to be with the amazing Quill Twister. Forget the frustrations caused by a hub guard that's in Your way or a weakened grip that can result in painful hand cramps.

Order Your Quill Twister Today!

Important Note: If You have an early (before 1952) version Shopsmith coupler, you will need to order a new coupler to use the Quill Twister.

CAUTION: Shopsmith couplers include a spring in the Smart Motor end that is there to prevent leaving the coupler in position after the Special Purpose Tool is removed.
DO NOT REMOVE THIS SPRING. Doing so could allow you to accidentally leave the Quill Twister in position after having made your necessary quill adjustments, then turn your machine on, resulting in a potentially dangerous situation.

Owners Manual for Quill-Twister (PDF)

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Quill Twister Handle Sleeve and Hardware 556263

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