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  1. #121
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    Hi .RC,

    Amazing bit of gear, digitally selectable automatic... very slick.

    Regards
    Ray

  2. #122
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stustoys View Post

    To get these back to the start do you have to run them backwards? or is there some way to get them back faster?

    Stuart
    This model you have to run it backwards.. Or you can turn the main lead screw with an allen key. The main lead screw has a spring loaded quick release feature in it that disengages the fine feed so you can manually rapid it..

    AFAIK the smaller UPA1, 2, 3 models have a quick return feature...
    Light red, the colour of choice for the discerning man.

  3. #123
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    Hi RC,
    Looks like I'll need one of each then

    Thank you

    Stuart

  4. #124
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    i a worried i a becoming a tool addict as i a contemplating this lot of tools.


    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

    Andre

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    You can never have to many tools, your hooked, LOL

    Dave

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    I am hooked
    The members here such as Bob have driven my to buy and find more accurate tools and work to higher levels or precision which i previously would not have done and i thank them for that.
    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

    Andre

  7. #127
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    Those Somua micrometers are nice... I have a new 25-50 one... Made in Czechoslovakia...
    Light red, the colour of choice for the discerning man.

  8. #128
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    Default starrett

    just picked this not so little dial indicator up in as new condition and works beautifully
    the dial is quite large at about 70mm across and large number (might have been made for older machinist's )
    res .ooo1 should be usefull for the surface grinder or tool and cutter grinder
    Attachment 198361

    cheers
    Harty

  9. #129
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    I just bought this thing...

  10. #130
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    took custody of this stuff today gratis from a mate...
    the edge finder and dial indicator have never been used

    the inserts are new .....the 4off at the top of the top packet are ceramic...now I need to fing a tool holder for them ...he showed me them at work on some 70HRC scrap die stuff...the tip of the insert and material peeling off was glowing fire engine red...maybe a bit brighter...and the finish..it was as though it was polished
    I asked if they worked on mild steel and as he had never tried he did a test, and the finish was nearly as good...

    as per RC tip he going to save me some old inserts so I can make some

    PS that was a solid carbide centre drill in the plastic pouch
    Last edited by eskimo; 20th Feb 2012 at 05:24 PM. Reason: forgot the photo..duh!..

  11. #131
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    Good score to all 3 of you guys, it's good when you can get stuff for free Eskimo, and it sounds like you will have a future supply..

    Dave

  12. #132
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    My gloat...

    Jones and Shipman 540 surface grinder, managed to get it within easy driving distance.. Ex NSW Tafe, older plain bearing head model...

    The ways look to be acceptable.... Probably won't have to break out the scraper for this one. It has been bastardised a bit... They have put metric dials on the machine, probably during the metrication of Australia in the 70's.. Spindle downfeed is 2 microns per graduation, but a fine feed click moves it 2.5 microns (0.0001") same as the cross feed, one graduation is 0.04mm but the fine feed is in inches...



    Light red, the colour of choice for the discerning man.

  13. #133
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    R.C
    Good old machine, spent a bit of time in front of one of them. In fact I know where these is one in bits that I'm going to try and buy. Its got no motor and no coolant tank though unfortunately.
    bollie7

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    Hi RC,
    Nice one!
    I want one of those(but lack the space atm). Like bollie7 I've spent plenty of time in front of one of those myself.
    Whats with the cover(?) over the on and off buttons?
    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by bollie7 View Post
    R.C
    Good old machine, spent a bit of time in front of one of them. In fact I know where these is one in bits that I'm going to try and buy. Its got no motor and no coolant tank though unfortunately.
    bollie7
    I would like a spare complete ball bearing wheel head for this in case the plain bearings ever give up the ghost... They are unrepairable... The finish I got when giving it a test run was quite good though, for no coolant and no balanced wheel so they could very well last me forever, but you never know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stustoys View Post
    Hi RC,
    Nice one!
    I want one of those(but lack the space atm). Like bollie7 I've spent plenty of time in front of one of those myself.
    Whats with the cover(?) over the on and off buttons?
    Stuart
    Cover is so the controls can be physically locked out.. Maybe it was an instructors only machine at one time...
    Light red, the colour of choice for the discerning man.

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