Emco Maximat V10P

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scalci
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Emco Maximat V10P

Post by scalci » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:51 am

I got a Maximat V10P and have questions.

1. where can I get a manual for it?
2. I can't turn the mail wheel to move the tool post left or right, it feels like a gear is engage, and soe times it sounds and feel like the gear is stripped.

Any ideas?
Where should I open to have a look?

Torch
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Re: Emco Maximat V10P

Post by Torch » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:29 am

There's one on ebay right now:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EMCO-Maximat-V1 ... 0201335162

As for the carriage, it sounds like you have the half-nuts engaged to the lead screw (if the carriage will move left and right slightly) or the gib is locked (if it won't move at all). Or things are broken/rusted solid.

Torch
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Re: Emco Maximat V10P

Post by Torch » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:30 am

The parts diagrams can be downloaded for free here:

http://www.emcomachinetools.co.uk/Produ ... fault.aspx

Also, there's an Emco Maximat group on Yahoo Groups. Someone there might be able to help.

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Re: Emco Maximat V10P

Post by PeteH » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:54 am

The manuals are posted in the "files" section of that yahoo forum. Pretty complete, as far as I recall.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/emcoV10lathe/

As to the compound, I think Torch has already said it.

-PeteH
Pete in NJ

scalci
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Re: Emco Maximat V10P

Post by scalci » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:14 am

Thx Pete

Will have a look.

I am also looking for spares, does someone know where I can buy from?

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Re: Emco Maximat V10P

Post by PeteH » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:38 am

OEM parts are scarce and expensive. "Dedicated" parts in particular - like the tailstock, the compound, steady and follow-rests, anything that was cast or machined specifically for the V10 - are even more expensive than you'd expect; the machines seem to have a "cult following".

Ebay is as good a starting point as any. A couple of people who show up there specialize in Maximats. Another is Blue Ridge http://www.blueridgemachinery.com/ - but you'd best be sitting down when you read their prices.

Tony Griffiths at Lathes Co. UK - http://www.lathes.co.uk/emco/page4.html - can supply headstock gears and some other special parts like shifter forks.

Fortunately, a lot of the stuff you might need to replace - gears, handles, even chucks and faceplates - is more-or-less standard. For example: If you have a 1-1/2" x 8 spindle, that's a common size - plenty of US chucks to fit it. For some things - the gears in the leadscrew train come to mind - you'll probably have to buy a gear that isn't quite right, but will work with minor modification - it may have a projecting hub, for example, which will need to be cut off. I've had good luck with Quality Transmission Components -- www.qtcgears.com -- but other "gear houses" are likely as good.

Good luck ! It's a nice machine, if a bit on the lightweight side.

-PeteH
Pete in NJ

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Re: Emco Maximat V10P

Post by Torch » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:01 am

PeteH wrote:For some things - the gears in the leadscrew train come to mind - you'll probably have to buy a gear that isn't quite right, but will work with minor modification
Or even make your own from scratch. You do have a lathe now. The milling attachment might be necessary for some things though.

I read somewhere that "a lathe is the only tool that can build itself". I suspect the same could be said of the milling machine and the two are really somewhat complimentary. But I've had a lot of fun and -- more importantly -- learned a lot of skills just making my own parts, tools and accessories. If I screw up and the part does not fit/work/look professional, well then that's just the cost of my education. When it does work, I get a free tool/part/accessory in exchange for the tuition. Bonus!

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