I just got a Machinex 5, but can't find any info on it, can't find a manual
to download or buy, or a parts list or accessories for it. I think I like to
sell or trade it, I will take pictures of it on the weekend. I noticed EBay
has 1 or 2 units without any attachments or a motor or the milling
attachment, kind of real cheap....It looks like a big Taig lathe, this has
the big bed for it....Anyway, any help is appreciated
I looked at the eBay item pictures. That's a neat looking little light duty
If you are going to offer it for sale, it's a good idea to mention where
These specs were found in a post on the Practical Machinist board
-Edelstaal-Machinex model 0-514-01, 24" bed length
-swing over cross slide 3-1/16"
-cross slide travel 2-5/8"
-speed range 250-500-1500-2000-3000-4000 rpm
-14" between centers
-Spindle nose threaded 1"-16 TPI
-Headstock bore 9/16"
-Precision ground cast iron bed
-Tailstock with #1MT bore & 1-1/8" travel
-Block type toolpost
-Motor pulley 3/8" bore
-Motor used on lathe was made by Mamco Corp in Wisconsin (motor #
CP-100-14). Specs: 115V AC 60 Hz/240V AC 50/60Hz permanent magnetic type,
Cute lil thing.
Of modest price - though modest quality - this simple little lathe was
marketed in the 1970s by 'American Edelstal' based then in Tenefly, NJ.
Both its headstock (with a ) and tailstock were fabricated from
aluminium extrusions - together with an aluminium carriage - whilst the
bed was in ground cast steel. The swing was 5" (2.5" centre height) with
a 31/8" swing over the cross slide and a choice of either 10" or 14"
between the No. 1 Morse taper centres. The cross slide had 3" of travel
and the 1/4 hp motor drove the ball-bearing 9/16"-bore spindle with a 1"
x 16 t.p.i nose through six speeds of: 250, 500, 1500, 2000, 3000 and
The drive unit was a simple affair with a rectangular plate which held,
at its rear, the electric motor; between the motor and the lathe were
two 3-step pulleys mounted on a common spindle - with one pulley
arranged at each side of the plate. One pulley was driven by the motor,
the other drove to the overhung lathe headstock pulley. To convert the
lathe for drilling and milling the entire headstock and motor-drive
system could be slid off the bed and attached to a bracket carried on a
vertical column - an item included with the lathe's standard equipment.
To produce a feed the assembly was arranged to be driven up and down the
column by a simple rack-and-pinion mechanism activated by a lever.
Unfortunately, the weakness of the aluminium carriage, and the 4.4" x
2.25" T-slotted table, meant that only the lightest of milling cuts
could be taken.
Besides carrying a No. 1 Morse taper the tailstock barrel replicated the
thread found on the headstock spindle nose.
The last known repository of spares was S&S Machinery, in New York City,
who offered all the surviving parts in one job lot on eBay, early in
"Ive had a Edelstaal machinex 5" lathe with milling attachment(sold by
Montgomery Wards 1980 or so)...."
Hope that helps.
Gunner, just cleaning up the 10" chuck on his 15x52 lathe.
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