If it's anything like a Chipmaster then there's a hole through the bed
near the headstock that you can put a (substantial) steel rod through.
Sling it from there with a strap and it'll balance. Kind of... ;^)
Worked well for me and my engine hoist lifted it easily.
When the only tools you have are a Bridgeport, a CNC Taig Mill, a Colchester
The manual says to use a bed clamping plate - this has a vee way to
sit on the bed, with a plain plate under the bed and a whacking great
lifting screw eye holding them together. The 25 inch b/c weighs 1880
lbs and the 40 inch b/c weighs 1960 lbs.
On Thu, 27 Jul 2006 07:30:43 +0100, "Andrew Mawson"
Lifting the ML7 was easy, I used a fixed steady with the bronze fingers
removed. Slid along to the balance point and clamped it made a very good
lifting eye! I'm not sure that I'd want to try it with a much heavier lathe
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