need emco f1 30 taper tool holder and a manual

Hi, Looking for some factory emco f1 30 tapper tool holders and a
manual for this lathe. Hope you can help ,Thanks
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THOMAS A MANNERS
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If you're into Emco, I would suggest two things:
a) Everyday, and I do mean everyday, type the following words into an Ebay search: "Emco" and "Maximat." Search for either term or both. Do the Boolean thing.
b) Contact Blue Ridge Machinery repeatedly. Each time you'll get a different person, and you'll learn more. Blue Ridge are currently the sole importers of Emco stuff. If you have the bucks, I would immediately tool up with everything they have for your machine. Their price lists will also clue you into outlandish ebay reserves. For example, there's a nice Emco rotary table on ebay at the moment with a starting price that's about the same as a brand new one from Blue Ridge. Rumor has it the new one is made in China, but who cares if it's made well.
I've also had luck on the Chaski hobby message boards. The Austrian stuff is lovely but expensive. Sometimes I also do Bison because you get more for your money. It's also good to surf over to Tony Griffith's site in England. I mean to buy his cd real soon now....Tony has manuals for many of the Emco machines, as does Blue Ridge. Tr y
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Tony is a superior human being who knows that information about something is just as important as the thing itself sitting in front of you. The achilles heel of the older Emco machines is/are the fiber gears in the mill heads/ headstocks. I suspect a number of us who have such animals live with a sheet of phenolic underneath the workbench, waiting for the time when we must make replacement gears. Blue Ridge has them, but they're pretty expensive. You might end up paying several hundred bucks for a new set. I would be careful with heavy intermittant cuts using a fly cutter. I think I've had too much Clos Du Bois Chardonnay. Please forgive me. Carol just got off from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and we're finally having Thanksgiving dinner. Next time everyone is sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner, please remember the firefighters, police, nurses, ambulance drivers etc. who will be there for you when something goes wrong... We really need an independent Emco page here somewhere to clue everyone into all this stuff, complete with .dxf files of all the gears so you can cnc them or make your local cnc Sherline guy very happy. I actually started trying to do this but ran out of time. By the way, are you sure you've got a lathe? I think the F1 refers to a milling machine but that could be the Chardonnay...
Charles Morrill

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Charles Morrill
Thanks Charles, I did have a brian fart, it is a mill not a lathe. I have got a lot of parts for my cnc5 mk4 from blue ridge, I did not think that they had parts and manuals for the F1 mills I will try them. Thanks
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THOMAS A MANNERS
Since it is not a quick change, I suspect that normal 30-taper tooling (NTMB, NMTB, whatever) would do -- once you made a pull knob to screw into the taper. (I don't have a F1 mill, so I don't know for sure.
I have a programming manual for the Compact-5/CNC lathe (the last version of the firmware), and some of those codes appear to work with the mill as well. I've got that scanned, if it would be of any use to you.
I also have the maintenance manual -- the same manual is for both the lathe and the mill. But I have not scanned that -- and some of the schematic drawings are too large to be handled in a single pass in my scanner. If you can't find another source, I could scan it, but it will take quite a while. If Emco were still selling these manuals, I would not be offering the scannings, but I suspect that I got close to the last version printed.
Good Luck, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
Hi,
I believe that any 30 taper tool holder will do (BT30, CAT30 or SK30) - you just have to get the correct retention knob. Someone on EBay is selling 5 tool holders that he says he has used on a F1.
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note that he also includes information on what he says is the correct retention knob. I do not know the guy selling the tool holders.
Regards, Jerry
THOMAS A MANNERS wrote:
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J Gold
Just sold a nice one on eBay last week. Why wern't you bidding? Leigh at MarMachine
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Leigh Knudson

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