Just acquired an Enco 1024 Lathe, ca 1986. Looks like a nice machine. 10x24, several chucks, steady, Aloris, bench etc. I'd like to get a manual on it, but doubt Enco will be helpful here. Any of you have this machine, and can offer advice as to weaknesses, recommended upgrades etc?
Jim I had run across references to a Jet 1024PY, which is probably what you have. It's very similar, but there are differences. Looks like the Jet may have been produced from the 1960's at least through the
1980s, so the differences may well be generational. By the way, what's that machine behind it?
Things I'd like to know obout this Enco:
What is the spindle taper? How do you change the belts (disassembly of headstock). Looks like original belts, obviously distressed, B29 & B32 sizes. Does it have power crossfeed? (Mine is not powered up yet) There is a big knurled knob at the top of the headstock that appears to reverse leadscrew direction, like a tumble reverse. Is that what it is?
Gloat: I got this machine complete with bench, steady, 4-jaw, 3jaw, faceplate, Hardinge Speed closer, Aloris QCTP (plus original turret post), live, dead, & bull centers, metric change gears, plus some miscellaneous tooling, all for $600.
They have other machine tools which I'll list in a separate post in case anyone is interested.
My lathe looks just like the one in the picture. It's a fairly good machine but some of the things I've discovered about it are: The head does not rest on the v ways. If you ever have to take the head off it can be quite a job to realign. If you are machining work held in a collet the carriage strikes a hub on the leadscrew before you can get close to the workpiece. The angle graduations on the compound rest do not exist where they are needed for threading angles. There probably a few other nitpicky things I could say but I'm not sure they wouldn't apply to other lathe brans also. Engineman
Spindle taper is # 4-1/2 Morse I've had my lathe 14 years with the original belts and would use some sort of link belt for replacement rather than dissasemble the spindle and countershaft. For power crossfeed you move the feed lever to the right and down. Longitudinal feed is left and up. I think the knob you are referring to engages the backgear. If you engage it the spindle will lock up until you pull out the pin in the gear on the spindle. You will now be in backgear.
I have a 24 page parts and instruction manual, much of which is irrelevant information but if you want any specific info I could scan a page or two. Engineman1
So the spindle taper is 4.5 MT?? Never heard of such. Fortunately there is an adapter sleeve down to 3MT included.
There is a lever on the right rear of the headstock that moves the backgear in and out. The knob I have is on the front of the headstock, upper left corner. About 1.5" knurled diameter, about 2" protusion, satin finish. The label depicts rotation, and opposite rotation, but I can't see how it affects the leadscrew drive. I'm sure I'll be able to figure it out.
I guess the pages that would be of most interest to me would be (in order)
- exploded parts diagram
- Instructions for use of metric threading change gears
- drawing of machine with controls labeled
- lube specs. Looks like there are 2 sight-glasses for the headstock bearings.
Right now this thing is still in the bed of my pickup, awaiting a trip to the shop, cleaning and proper setup.