Due to unprecedented demand we have started production of a replacement spindle for the Garrard 401.
We expect to be in a position to deliver late February but as demand is expected to be high and supply limited contact us to reserve yours now.
The 401 spindle is made in the UK to the same exacting standards as our 301 spindle. The spindle is dimensionally an exact copy of the original Garrard 401 spindle. It is manufactured from a high carbon, high chromium tool steel grade offering very high wear resistance and toughness. After the spindle is CNC machined it is vacuum hardened to HRC 55 - 60.
Once hardened the spindle is precision ground to the original diameter, a nominal 0.4825" (12.255mm +0 microns - 3 microns) Finally the spindle is subject to ceramic polishing to give that polished look of the original.
The materials, the number of processes and accuracy required make this a premiums product but it is the heart of your 401 and a cheap spindle will give poor results and worse still may cause expensive damage to your 401 bearing.
The spindle will also be compatible with the SMD Upgrade bearing housing (specify 401 when ordering as the thrust pad at the bottom is different).