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by spro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: index head
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: index head

This is one of things which can come or go. I think we will see them lightly used for much less $ But that doesn't mean they will be the same. That has happened. There was a new 5" chuck for $110.00 and it was miserable looking. These people don't know what they are selling. I gave positive feedback...
by spro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cleaning taper sockets
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: cleaning taper sockets

There is no reason to remove the locator pin if the taper surfaces are clean. There are brass brushes which are like expanded barrel cleaning tools. They will clean without scoring hardened steel.
Thanks for this tip because mine is getting flat worn out.
by spro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why 27 TPI?
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Why 27 TPI?

Brass fuel fittings come to mind.
by spro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: index head
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: index head

Most of these are in California but leadmotools is in New Jersey. I received mine in three days. He appears to have five left.
by spro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: index head
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: index head

There is a video and he is a really nice fellow and all that while swiping the base across his Bridgeport table. We would normally think that is damaging to the very platform which we inspect for perfection. I still think that but maybe his table is perfect and guy was lapping. LOL Lots of laps. The...
by spro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: index head
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: index head

there have been hundreds these sold. Feedback is sparse while positive. You are going into it and using it. This is very good knowledge. There is a flange shim which was inside the head bag. This is the same thing which was a problem to recreate. I have it taped to the unit at this point.
by spro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: index head
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: index head

Man! you got it but I will have to read ..again. How do you like it? $ 247. was big money not too long ago. Lots of reasons to read your post, Mauro.
by spro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet 1224
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Jet 1224

I cannot speak too high yet dismiss these lathes. There are quirks which can be corrected. That bed isn't going anywhere except maybe when it hauled out after me. There will be a tough time with that 12X36. It came with a Polish chuck which remains astounding quality. That was before they were known...
by spro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: stuff happens over time
Replies: 0
Views: 83

stuff happens over time

All my early cars were $25 because I was a kid and had to rebuild sections. Kingpins and kingpin reamers. Dad was there and told me. This is old to do again. Sure, I have these tools. I watched and assisted my Dad while he rebuilt the front suspension. Do you know what that meant forever ? Have we n...
by spro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet 1224
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Jet 1224

These lathes were built in Taiwan and some original info said the beds were cast and set back to age a few years. Afterwards, they were planed, milled but a step was hardening the ways. They are hard. Another step was grinding them. That happened and that is fine. The heavy carriage and tail stock a...
by spro
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: index head
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: index head

As I post, the head with chuck are sitting upon my upper legs. I lift it up like 30 lb weight but very gingerly. I am still fascinated by this one new tool. It is so cool, my fingerprints are all over it now.Each section had a thick plastic bag around them. Every piece was included plus the manual. ...
by spro
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: index head
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: index head

I received one from a different seller. It was exactly as described; unopened, new. It still had the overseas packaging of a layer of foam over the box and thick black plastic sealed around it. So it arrived at my porch and it was etc. because it was a heavy package. The important thing is that thes...