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by wolframore
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help finding the next two tools for the shop
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Re: Need help finding the next two tools for the shop

I have a 2 ton famco -used for $40. It's been enough for pressing for small engines and most projects. Hydraulic would be nice but running out of room in my garage. As for cutting - 4x6 bandsaw is the way to go. Mine's Harbor Freight but you can get others. Jet, Grizzly .. to name a few. Same casting.
by wolframore
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Brand Names, Model #'s, of known Lathe, Mill, Drill 3in1
Replies: 41
Views: 42996

Re: Brand Names, Model #'s, of known Lathe, Mill, Drill 3in

Knuth DBF 400 manufactured in China under German supervision and quality control - discontinued Specifications* Swing over bed 420mm Distance between centers 400mm.500mm. Longitudinal Travel 410mm.510mm. Cross Travel 80mm Spindle Bore 20mm (0.787") Spindle Taper M.T.3 Tail-stock barrel taper M.T.3 R...
by wolframore
Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3 in 1 Machine - How Do You Move This 507 lb Machine?
Replies: 28
Views: 9923

Re: 3 in 1 Machine - How Do You Move This 507 lb Machine?

TAKE IT APART!!! Mine sat on the skid on dollies until I figured out how to take it apart. milling head off tail stock off compound/cross slide off If you need to lighten some more then take the motor off. I jacked the main casting up to the bench using a motorcycle jack. Then a short lift with help...
by wolframore
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rusty tools!
Replies: 13
Views: 2067

Rusty tools!

It's been cold in Chicago lately... with wildly varying temperatures. This past week I went to the garage to find rust on my crosslide and compound! EEEEEEK!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: Some PB Blaster and Scotchbrite took care of it. But I think it's because of condensation. I have an unheated garag...
by wolframore
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: reverse tumbler
Replies: 11
Views: 5234

Re: reverse tumbler

Torch, thanks for the pictures... I looked at my machine and it won't work there. There's a set of clutch gears that lock together with fingers. One sides rotates freely until engaged in the key and clutch. I don't see an easy way to reverse this mechanism here. Will go back to the drawing board... ...
by wolframore
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 12224

Re: New to Forum and Machining

The Chinese paint is poor and comes off with an abrasive dish pad. Luckily, the Rustoleum Marigold in spray cans is a perfect match. But I re-brushed the entire pan, and could not get the same color in a brush-on, so it is a bit yellower. (Their small can of touch-up paint included with the machine...
by wolframore
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Which quick change tool post for my 3 in 1???
Replies: 15
Views: 6593

Re: Which quick change tool post for my 3 in 1???

Torch thanks for the insight. I will start with the BXA wedge type Chicom. I'm sure it will be more than fine... I can make do with the 4way but will be nice to have some tool holders for the unusal bits I have. Will be a trade off...
by wolframore
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: reverse tumbler
Replies: 11
Views: 5234

Re: reverse tumbler

I believe your machine has a lever to disconnect the lead screw drive between the change gears and the lead screw. Mine has a quick-change gearbox in place of that disconnect. It incorporates the reverse gear. You could probably modify or replace yours with a reverse gear: quick-change_gearbox.jpg ...
by wolframore
Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 12224

Re: New to Forum and Machining

wow :shock:
by wolframore
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 12224

Re: New to Forum and Machining

Tom, It was not a nice move and I used a motorcycle lift to lift the pallet up high enough to the bench to facilitate a shift to the bench with a friend or just the bed and motor. My milling head was not that heavy... I was able to lift and line up with the gears myself... I'm younger but average bu...
by wolframore
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: reverse tumbler
Replies: 11
Views: 5234

Re: reverse tumbler

wish i had a smaller list of must do's for the machine. This is definitely a high priority for making tooling. This is definitely do-able. I'm gonna tackle this one for my machine.
by wolframore
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 12224

Re: New to Forum and Machining

Tod,
I finally got around to putting mine on a stand. I took the lathe apart and the bed was a two man lift. Everything else went back together solo. Your machine is a little different but you can always lighten up a machine by disassembling. I got a thorough internal cleaning out of it!