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PillarLaser depth cam question

Got a question about the depth adjusters on the pillar. The bolt that holds the cam in place has a castle nut with an O clip to stop the nut undoing. I am concerned that stubble passing through the machine may flick the O clip off and therefore lose potentially the whole presswheel. Solution number one is to pay particular attention to the direction the O clip faces so that stubble can't flick it off. I was also wondering if it would be possible to reverse the bolt so the castle nut was on the side away from the movement of stubble.

Am I right in expecting a problem here? I think the machine overall is very well thought out and really looking forward to getting it to work

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Got a question about the depth adjusters on the pillar. The bolt that holds the cam in place has a castle nut with an O clip to stop the nut undoing. I am concerned that stubble passing through the machine may flick the O clip off and therefore lose potentially the whole presswheel. Solution number one is to pay particular attention to the direction the O clip faces so that stubble can't flick it off. I was also wondering if it would be possible to reverse the bolt so the castle nut was on the side away from the movement of stubble.

Am I right in expecting a problem here? I think the machine overall is very well thought out and really looking forward to getting it to work
Yes they do get flicked out. Also, push down on those adjusters with a 2' snipe and keep them tight

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Would reversing the bolt work? Can't see why it wouldn't
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My drill has cotter pins (split pins) through that castle nut. They aren't going anywhere, I've never lost one.
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Mine has castle nut with cotter pin also. Seems odd to use anything other than a cotter pin in combination with castle nut as the entire readon for a castle nut is to provide the slots for a cotter pin to prevent nut from rotating.
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