PM1236 arrived

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PM1236 arrived

Post by WJH » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:08 pm

Purchased it with the preferred package which included a BXA QCTP, micrometer depth stop, coolant pump, and a few other things, I think. Also purchased the cast iron stands which really make it rock solid.
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It has an oil leak on the feed gearbox which I am in contact with Precision Mathews over. The lathe looks very nice, cut some chips with it already. A huge step up from the 8” lathe I was using.

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Underneath the cross slide that I removed so I could drill and tap it for the DRO


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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by WJH » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:11 pm

Here’s the scale mount that I installed
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I’m off to work again, cannot wait to get the rest of the DRO installed and going.


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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by stephenc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:24 pm

Sweet... a new lathe . I hope it eats up hours and hours of your time and empties your wallet , much like mine does :)
Really though , the pm lathes do look very nice and the guys that own them always seem very happy , congrats .

As to the oil leak , do a simple Google search for 12x36 metal lathe , I think you'll find this is pretty common complaint no matter who's name is on the lathe .

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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by SteveHGraham » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:33 pm

WOO HOO
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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by Les_S » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:41 pm

Congrats! I have the same machine and it has served me well. I had a few minor problems initially but those were all resolved quickly by PM. I have since converted mine to a 3ph motor and VFD and haven't looked back!

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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by WJH » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:02 pm

Les_S wrote:Congrats! I have the same machine and it has served me well. I had a few minor problems initially but those were all resolved quickly by PM. I have since converted mine to a 3ph motor and VFD and haven't looked back!
That’s on my to do, and adding a tach. I believe it was made in the same factory as my Lathemaster 8x14, as they come with exact same tool boxes, and little details are the same. Going to add 3phase and VFD to my 8x14 first for a CNC conversion with an ACORN controller.


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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by kroll » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:56 pm

Dang that is one nice looking machine,please keep posting with your DRO installation love to follow along

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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by WJH » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:05 am

kroll wrote:Dang that is one nice looking machine,please keep posting with your DRO installation love to follow along
On a work trip right now. When I get back, will post progress reports


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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by WJH » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:42 pm

Hi guys, an update. This lathe has major oil leaking problems, and broken taps left in castings and parts. Spoke with Matt over at PM, he is making good on this purchase, it is getting returned in exchange for the 1236T model that is made in Taiwan and is of a much higher quality. This is why no updates, this lathe has been collecting dust as I figured out ways to fix it, and other projects took priority.

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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by SteveHGraham » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:02 pm

That is a horror story. Glad to hear you're getting the upgrade to Taiwan iron.
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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by neanderman » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:32 pm

Wow... Kudos to PM for making you whole, but so much for any kind of quality control.. I might have expected this from Harbor Freight, but not from PM.
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Re: PM1236 arrived

Post by RSG » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:32 am

Good to hear! From speaking to the guys at PM I get that feeling they are stand up guys so good for you. Lets see the new machine when you get it!
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