Taper attachment info for DL 1860

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Andy Rafferty
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Taper attachment info for DL 1860

Post by Andy Rafferty » Tue May 15, 2018 7:33 pm

I recently took over a machine shop. Shortly before my arrival a lathe marked Birmingham with the above model # was set up. The boxed taper attachment found behind it is for a 22 inch Enco. I need a taper attachment. The lathe cross screw doesn't extend beyond the slide like a SB so I expect to have to build the extension from the nut to the taper attachment but I would cherish any and all input. Thanks for your time. Andy

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Re: Taper attachment info for DL 1860

Post by Glenn Brooks » Wed May 16, 2018 12:55 am

Andy, Iam not familiar with the machine you identify. Also not clear if you need a new taper attachment, or does the Enco one fit, but just needs a longer screw?

If a longer screw, you could have someone make a new screw (and nut , if needed ) to tie everything together. Might also have the benefit of improving your surface finish and precision re: DOC with a new, unworn cross feed screw and nut. It certainly did on my SB Fourteen.

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Andy Rafferty
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Location: Walland, Tennessee

Re: Taper attachment info for DL 1860

Post by Andy Rafferty » Wed May 16, 2018 4:33 am

Thanks Glenn, I hope to find a taper attachment to fit, the Enco part won't bolt up but could be adapted as with the steps you described. Thanks for your help.

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