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Joined September 2016

Disable Auto-Indexing?

Is there a way to disable auto-indexing on the SDB? The reason I ask is that I'm thinking of switching to a 550 and want to see how I like manual indexing before I take the plunge.

3,112 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Disable Auto-Indexing?

You can easily deactivate the auto-indexing by removing the indexing bolt #13461 from the back of the frame. This bolt is located about one inch underneath the mounting flange of the frame, so you might have to detach the frame from your bench in order to reach it.
To reinstall this bolt, the handle must be in the down position, so that the shaft is up. Then the bolt can thread in easily. While you have it out, grease it.