Opinions on building a PF Rotisserie
From: “John Wart, jr”
Subject: Re: Opinions on building a PF Rotisserie
I didn’t make my own, but I use the one I bought on a folding table.
I typically have 2 tables set up while I’m shopping out a pin.
The first table has the rotisserie and room for parts. As assemblies come
off, they are put on the table. The table is nice, because there are times
when you need more tools to remove an assembly than you have hands for – or
when you will need to set down your nutdriver to use 2 hands on 1 assembly.
The second table has the new parts that will be used (flipper parts, coil
sleeves), soldering iron and cleaning stuff like mean green, steel wool,
sandpaper, bleche wite, freeze spray to remove ramp decals etc). Not
everything gets cleaned on this table, of course. Some metal parts that get
regrained go upstairs to do in a sink, anything that fits in the tumbler
gets tumbled, ramps get cleaned with warm soapy water in a bathtub once I
freeze the decals off of them etc.
Everything gets cleaned on top of a nice towel as it moves from the
rotisserie table to the other table. Once the mechanism is rebuilt, I either
bolt it back to the playfield in the rotisserie, or set it aside on the
“clean” table. The 2 table approach works for me and allows me to be lazy –
I can put a nice chair between the 2 tables and sit while I work if I
desire, or can stand between them too.
The tables I got are those new fangled ones that are plastic instead of
wood. That’s nice, because the chemicals have no chance to permeate wood if
they get spilled, and it wipes clean very easily.