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by armscor 1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 16
Views: 1081

Re: Caliper battery covers

My eyes are not what they used to be, large digital display, absolute and incremental, takes the math out.
by armscor 1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Dead power feed
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: Dead power feed

Hi Russ, bought a pack of 10 from Radio Spares, stock No, 509-550, Thyristor, BT151-500C, rated at 7.5 Amps, 500 Volts.
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rodents like wiring.
Replies: 21
Views: 4518

Re: Rodents like wiring.

Many stray cats in my area, they like to sleep on the bonnet of the SUV, have a car cover so no scratches, I don't discourage them and no rats. Also have Cobras that come and visit sometimes, had one under the car and my little Shi Tzu alerted me with an unfamiliar growl, both glaring at each other,...
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fan Boy
Replies: 21
Views: 1489

Re: Fan Boy

One Ceiling fan and I live in the tropics, when it gets too hot and humid I escape indoors into the air con!!
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper
Replies: 21
Views: 4626

Re: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper

Just checked mitutoyos website and they list the Module but most of the description is in Japanese so no luck. The module/ display is for a Code No 500-172, Mod No CD-8" C. I tried changing the module from my late model 6" but it returns an error, suspect my early model uses a different system for t...
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

Re: planer

Another problem I anticipate is the machine walking all over the workshop!
by armscor 1
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper
Replies: 21
Views: 4626

Re: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper

Opened the box of my Mitutoyo 8" Digimatic Absolute Vernier which I rarely use yesterday and found the screen has gone dark. Opened the battery compartment and the battery has leaked destroying the internals. Priced a new one, $230, can't justify buying one at that price, back to the old trusty mech...
by armscor 1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monster Collett
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: Monster Collett

Spot on, 600mm diameter, made in UK.
by armscor 1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Fixed.
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Lathe Fixed.

My 13x42 Dean Smith and Grace built in 1954 must have been well ahead of their time, cam driven piston oil pump with a myriad of copper tubes fed from a main header feeding all gears and bearings and sight indicator to give you a visual of oil flow, used a vfd on it and lubricated at low speeds. A f...
by armscor 1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monster Collett
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Monster Collett

Bit big for my mill!!
Slots cut with EDM.
by armscor 1
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Fixed.
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Lathe Fixed.

One thing I did discover is when I ran the lathe at low speed with Headstock cover off thru my VFD the oil is not thrown high enough to lubricate the spindle bearings. There is a trough around the periphery of the headstock with 2 oil feed holes to the front and rear spindle bearings. Running the la...
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Fixed.
Replies: 7
Views: 926

Re: Lathe Fixed.

Bought my kit some 30 years ago, mainly for removing blind bearings in motorcycle crank cases.
Checked Sykes Pickavant website and they still sell the same kits, highly recommend it.