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    Adelaide to Holbrook for Hercus parts

    Hi All

    I will be going over to Holbrook from Adelaide to see Mal in early July so I thought that I would put it out there if there was anyone that wanted me take over or pick up from AMH while I...
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    I read in a catalogue for the 0 mill these used...

    I read in a catalogue for the 0 mill these used the same plates and handle as the dividing head so they might be reasonably easy to finish off, I should be getting my hands on these soon, it seems a...
  3. I didn't even have the lathe bed on top of the...

    I didn't even have the lathe bed on top of the cabinet, I think it was a bit of faulty workmanship on their behalf.
  4. Standard Gear configurations

    Please follow the link to see the standard gear configurations from Mal

    Standard gear configuration for Hercus 9" and 260 lathes
  5. 260 A and AM thread charts

    Keeping the compound gears in one place, this is a quick explanation on the 260 setup for both the metric and imperial gearboxes.

    For Imperial treads on a Metric gearbox using the AM chart with...
  6. Cutting Imperial Threads on a Metric Model A 9"

    For cutting Imperial threads on the Metric Model A 9" you need the 120/127 compound gears.

    In this example I will use the setup to screw cut 12TPI.

    With this setup the stud gear remains at 32...
  7. Compound gear configurations on 9" model A lathes

    There have been a few questions on setting up compound/transposing gears for cutting Metric threads on an Imperial Model A 9". I thought that I would put this post together to help people out as it...
  8. Hi Rob The gear lever positions are what you...

    Hi Rob

    The gear lever positions are what you set the gearbox to cut so if it says for example 16 on the chart then you would set the gearbox to cut a 16TPI thread, the attached photos may make it...
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    I have sent you a PM but here are a few photos of...

    I have sent you a PM but here are a few photos of the cover and the yellow didn't come through as well as I thought it would.
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    Hi Rob I will have a look tonight when I get...

    Hi Rob

    I will have a look tonight when I get home, I think that I have a few copies of the red 1970 edition.

    Steve
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    On the metric 9" the 120 mates to the stud gear...

    On the metric 9" the 120 mates to the stud gear and the 127 drives the gearbox input as per the English thread chart
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    Hercus 120 tooth gear

    Hi all, I am chasing a genuine 120 tooth cast iron Hercus transposing gear, I have a coupe of 127 teeth, just need a 120 to make a metric to imperial set. Would also swap a 100 for the 120 if that...
  13. Hi Bob, it still lights up, it just sparks when I...

    Hi Bob, it still lights up, it just sparks when I turn it on, the electrician at work said he will have a look at it for me, I'm just waiting to hear back from Ecogoo before I do anything else with...
  14. Hi Ropetangler, the motor is wired straight to...

    Hi Ropetangler, the motor is wired straight to the VFD, I am using the original cam switch on both lathes to switch the common signal to X1 for forward and X2 for reverse, I have the contactor to...
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    VFD's have been fitted

    I have put a post in the electrical section regarding the wiring of the VFD's, Unfortunately after the second unit was set up in the craftsman it decided to spark and crackle, it was running like a...
  16. Ecogoo single to three phase inverter set up

    Hi All, A few weeks back I ordered the Ecogoo inverters for my two Hercus lathes, I wired one into the 260 first of all as that was the easier one to do, I wired in a contactor through the original...
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    The 127/100 gears replace the 80 tooth idler, the...

    The 127/100 gears replace the 80 tooth idler, the 127 is driven from the stud gear and the 100 drives the 56 tooth gear on the gearbox, the 56 needs to be spaced out to allow contact with the 100,...
  18. I have not seen this in the spare parts manuals

    Going through Gumtree and came across this cracker of a gearbox set up, I'm not sure if you have to have an engineering degree to operate it though but definitely a lot of time and effort has gone...
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    I had a craftsman that was an S number, it came...

    I had a craftsman that was an S number, it came with the turret and no gear train or lead screw.
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    The threaded hole might have been used for an...

    The threaded hole might have been used for an attachment of some sort, I had bought a model B that was set up as a turret lathe and it had a hand lever operated collet chuck on it that had a bolt in...
  21. I would just like to say that there is some...

    I would just like to say that there is some awesome information in this thread, since deciding to purchase two of these units for the lathes and will convert another one over when it gets going...
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    I will definitely be keeping both of these...

    I will definitely be keeping both of these lathes, it's taken me a while to get my hands on the craftsman, I originally was not overly interested in the 260 but as soon as I saw it I just had to buy...
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    I was going through some photos and found a...

    I was going through some photos and found a craftsman that I took some pictures of a few years ago in a guy's shed, the lathe originally came from the Flinders Uni down south of Adelaide, I am quite...
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    I bought the vfd's

    After giving it some thought and a little more research and probably just the fact I cannot be bothered changing motors on the new lathes and everything is already in place and I will not need to...
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    Unfortunately there was only the cross slide for...

    Unfortunately there was only the cross slide for the taper turning attachment there, the guys were going to hunt around for anything else that might be around in other boxes, that slide is brand new...
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    Thanks for the heads up, I may look at that...

    Thanks for the heads up, I may look at that option, I have a VSD on a 9" and the good thing with that was it was a 2800rpm motor that i bought from a guy at work, it was all internal and I only...
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    Ex Adelaide Uni Hercus Lathes

    Hi all, this pair of long bed's popped up on Facebook marketplace the other night and a friend of mine sent me the link to them, there was only 1 photo of each lathe but they looked really clean, I...
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    I now have the number for the Craftsman,...

    I now have the number for the Craftsman, AUL12728, Also another number for the register is AR9777 still owned by the University in Adelaide.
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    I have another 260 to add to the list, ATLMN...

    I have another 260 to add to the list, ATLMN 17070 and it has the high speed range, also a Craftsman AUL, but I don't have the rest of the number just yet, has been upgraded to metric, both...
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    This might be a better description for you with...

    This might be a better description for you with these pics.
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    On the standard set up there is a 20 or 40 tooth...

    On the standard set up there is a 20 or 40 tooth gear (depending on which feed/screw cutting rate you are using from the gearbox plate) for the gear that drives from the reversing tumbler with then...
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    Thanks Michael I was going to grab one next...

    Thanks Michael

    I was going to grab one next time I see him and see what is actually involved, I do have a small dividing head in the shed, I was thinking about working out some details off that,...
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    Rotary table for O mill

    Hi All

    I have an Uncle that showed me some incomplete rotary tables for the O mill that he had purchased from Hercus when they were selling off their remaining parts many years ago, they are...
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    Do you have a VSD fitted? Sometimes they can make...

    Do you have a VSD fitted? Sometimes they can make the motors vibrate and hum.
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    Unfortunately there was a mishmash of bits and...

    Unfortunately there was a mishmash of bits and pieces from different schools so there were bits missing that should have been there and teachers had no idea what it was but they are reluctant to give...
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    Attachments that are in a school

    Hi All, just thought I would share a few pics of what I have come across in a school recently and before anyone asks, NO it is not available, No I will not give out the name of the school, it is just...
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    I think that the vertical head is different on...

    I think that the vertical head is different on the three slot table mills than the earlier two slot machines, not sure what they are but something to do a bit of research on, Check the AMH website,...
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    I did the bearing upgrade on my ARM which ended...

    I did the bearing upgrade on my ARM which ended up being a lot of work so as you said, easier to stick with the plain bearing type, but i had to machine up the bearing holders and the pivot which AMH...
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    Sounds like a simple fix really, the keyed spacer...

    Sounds like a simple fix really, the keyed spacer on the left side that sits between the cone pulley and the take up nut will probably need a couple of thou taken off, if the bull gear is all the way...
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    Hi Richard I would be working from the bed...

    Hi Richard

    I would be working from the bed number, I would say that the cover has been replaced at some time, if it was built in 1951 then the reverse tumbler would only have a locking bolt and...
  41. Sold pending payment

    Sold pending payment.
  42. South bend/ Hercus lathe steadies Adelaide

    Hi guys, I have a fixed and a traveling steady available for a 9" lathe, they are originally from a South bend but they are identical to the Hercus , the traveling steady has had a hole drilled in it...
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    Hi Tom and welcome to the Hercus club. In...

    Hi Tom and welcome to the Hercus club.

    In relation to the theory of running a second motor on the leadscrew with tacho's on each part I would say don't even bother trying to do it, you would have...
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    There's a fair amount of damage under where the...

    There's a fair amount of damage under where the chuck would sit
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    I will take some more photos and post them up,...

    I will take some more photos and post them up, there were a couple of dings in the bed from memory, the machine was a turret lathe and it's thought to have been used at hercus in production.
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    Hercus craftsman cabinet Adelaide

    I have a craftsman cabinet and bed available, asking price is $400, comes with some of the under drive parts.
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    A 260 DGM to add to my collection

    Hi all, I picked up this 260DGLMH to add to my collection, I will start the rebuild in the near future and post updates as I go, and since I had so much fun restoring 2 9inch lathes at the same time...
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    Hercus seemed to put metric pitches on imperial...

    Hercus seemed to put metric pitches on imperial shafts so if the original shaft measures up as an imperial size then don't be too surprised, it was probably easier doing that than changing all of the...
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    That seems like a lot of work for taking out a...

    That seems like a lot of work for taking out a bit of backlash on a pin, maybe try the other hole 180 degrees on the pulley, it won't make any difference to how it runs but it might be a good idea to...
  50. Hi ml018 Was this the DGM that was on Gumtree...

    Hi ml018

    Was this the DGM that was on Gumtree with the broken headstock casting?
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