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stepper motor question


June 15, 2018, 12:35 pm

hi chaps (if anyone is still here) When you turn a stepper motor with no current flowing it resists turning. Anyone know what that property is called? Also, is there such a thing as a stepper mot... Read more »

The Eureka Clock


May 13, 2018, 8:53 pm

Please can someone point out to ne the editions of ME that had construtcion details for an Eureka clock? Having switched fro 16mm narrow gauge to horology it's the one type of electric clock that ... Read more »

Colchester Lathe forum


March 26, 2018, 10:31 pm

The Yahoo Groups Colchester lathe forum was quite busy until a couple or so years ago, but more recently the Yahoo groups seem broken and posts have dried up. Can anyone recommend a forum for th... Read more »

EXE surface grinder


March 23, 2018, 7:08 pm

I acquired an EXE surface grinder last year and am looking to get it up and running soon but I don't have any information about mounting the grinding wheel or the procedure and tools for removing... Read more »

Slow induction motor


March 11, 2018, 12:35 pm

I have an old Clarke motor (1/5 HP, 0.15 KW, 240 v, 1.8 A, 1400 rpm, type 5DB, single phase according to the rating plate,) that only runs at 400 rpm whether loaded or unloaded. I am looking for ... Read more »

Belt drive to Lathe Spindle


March 1, 2018, 10:24 am

I have a Denford Viceroy lathe. For those not aware this lathe has a link-belt drive from the countershaft then gearing for full speed and back gear. All of the gears are in mesh and running whil... Read more »

Shower hoses


February 21, 2018, 11:56 am

1/2 BSP is SBO, and tap / die set supplied by Tracy Tools by return. Unhesitatingly recommend them. Read more »

motor question


February 19, 2018, 10:21 pm

My new Boxford has a three-phase motor, rated 380V in star mode and 220V in mesh mode. I don't have 3 phase, so do I: a) buy a new single-phase motor or b) buy an inverter. Can I use an inverte... Read more »

Shower head screw thread?


February 17, 2018, 12:32 pm

What is the screw thread used in shower hoses, for, having got my knickers in a twist and over-ordered, it would be useful to string together the 21 feet (total! :-) ) to make a garden hose? Read more »

boxford - remove bed


January 24, 2018, 4:46 pm

I need to remove the bed of my new boxford AUD- any suggestions? I got the bolts out, but there is some sealant stuff which is very hardened! Tip - for the inside headstock bolt, cut the end off a... Read more »

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Inverter VSD for Myford Super 7 attempting auto destruct

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Good Morning all, excellent start to my week! Turned on the S7 this morning to test all the new Harrogate goodies I bought yesterday and instantly plunged the house into darkness. Apart that is from ... Read more »

Green Paint for Manchester Rapidor saw?

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I have a good Manchester Rapidor power hacksaw, and I would like to make it even better with a lick of paint. Trouble is I can't find a source of matching green hammer paint. The Hammerite brand st... Read more »

Manual for milling machine Vilh. Pedersen VPF-1

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Do some of you know where to find or get a copy of such a manual ? I have tried PEDERSEN Værktøjsmaskiner here in Denmark - no luck ! Regards KS, Denmark Read more »

Meyer & Burger/ Astoba UW 1 multi-purpose machine tool

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I have made a website about these wonderful machines, AND I have a couple for sale: http://www.xs4all.nl/~hanf/pub/astoba/index.html Hans -- This is a non-profit organization; we didn't plan it that... Read more »

Spares for Qualters & Smith power hacksaw

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Hi folks, My Qualters & Smith power hacksaw has stripped a thread in the vice. It's the larger, less common Qualters & Smith machine, sold as their heavy duty hacksaw. 8 inch capacity with serial n... Read more »

Adcock & Shipley 2ES looking for a (new) home

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Thanks to Mark Jones, we seem to have procured a nearly new horizontal milling attachment for the Beaver mill, so the 2ES is going to be redundant. We would like to see it go to a good home if possib... Read more »

Oerlikon Mig Welder

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Looks like we will have bought an Oerlikon Solomig M260C Mig welder, mainly for home stuff. Does anyone have any experiences of these welders? Apparently they were made by a company called MaxWeld an... Read more »

Bridgeport DRO problem

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A manual Bridgeport with standard DRO fitted has a problem on the X axis readout. Basically, it doesn't work, tried swapping the connection at the back of the Heidenhain readout box, no difference.... Read more »

Warco BH600G lathe discontinued ?

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Hi, Spurred by another thread I checked Warco's site but cannot find any references to the BH600G. This had a comprehensive series of articles on modifications in one of the ME mags and seemed to ... Read more »

Boxford Cross Slide

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Still trying to refurbish the Boxford AUD. The Cross slide has several thou of movement, mainly in the middle of the travel. The entire slide including the leadscrew can be pulled backwards and forwa... Read more »

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