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by John Evans
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Syil Machines

Ah !! A toy.
by John Evans
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 8
Views: 547

Re: Syil Machines

The place to ask that is over on PM. Never saw that brand mentioned over there though. I will say most over there don't think much of Tormach, seems the Haas mini-mill is preferable.
by John Evans
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Jet good quality
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Is Jet good quality

I would say Jet and Grizzly are about the same quailty wise but, for parts availability Grizzly wins hands down. I use to work part time at a local dealer that sold both brands so have some experience with both. Many years ago my first mill was a round column from ENCO ,better than nothing but not b...
by John Evans
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Jacobs chuck arbor trade??
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Jacobs chuck arbor trade??

Tellefan wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:12 am
If the chuck is still available I'd love to get it for shipping.

Thank you,
David
IT is not a chuck-arbor only !
by John Evans
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: FS ENCO-Gamet boring/facing head ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 365

FS ENCO-Gamet boring/facing head ****SOLD****

ENCO sold these made in France boring/facing heads back when they sold quite a bit of European made items. This is like a Wohlhopter [sp] in that you can vari the feed rate when facing. R-8 shank and uses 3/4 shank boring bars and I have a copy of the instruction manual [print out] Anyway $265 shipp...
by John Evans
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: corrsivity of cutting oil
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: corrsivity of cutting oil

Never seen any cutting oil that was corrosive ,but they may have been using something water based which can cause surface rust if left on. Especially if not at proper concentration . hose it down good with diesel to wash out passages etc.
by John Evans
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torque and it's relation to tramming a mill head
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: Torque and it's relation to tramming a mill head

50 f lb's per BP. I do it is a cross pattern in several steps. I have seen over torque or uneven put a drag on the quill.
by John Evans
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Offshore turret riser for Bridgeport
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Offshore turret riser for Bridgeport

Maybe!! From personal experience one from a Webb will not with out some lathe work ,ditto a BP one won't work on a Sharp.
by John Evans
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dog Lover Lament
Replies: 47
Views: 5260

Re: Dog Lover Lament

Stupid should hurt ! Terminally ! Some going off around here tonight already,was out in backyard a bit ago and a random bang went off and my little Shepard mix girl was scratching at the door on her back legs wanting in. And yes a few earlier sounded like a shotgun more boom than crack. Funny thing ...
by John Evans
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: CME 4-jaw chuck
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: CME 4-jaw chuck

I have bought several 6" 3 jaw chucks from them and a back plate or 2 decent quailty so far. The 3 jaw chucks were actually a bit better than I was expecting given the price. But do check the shipping costs as I have found a couple of sellers with cheap prices and sky high shipping.
by John Evans
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What tools should I have?
Replies: 49
Views: 3363

Re: What tools should I have?

Oh Wow! Where do I start !! A set of mics to 6" ,a good set of telescopic gauges [no cheap Chinese] for starts. Now I will say the boxed sets of 0-6 " Chinese mics are quite good. These are needed if you intend to make proper shaft/bushing or bearing bore fits. Calipers need not apply for this kind ...