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    Big Thank You to Tex260Z for sending me the...

    Big Thank You to Tex260Z for sending me the files. I have uploaded them and added the suffix Tex260Z to them so you know which ones are the high res versions.

    Click on the link to access them.
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    Hercus Manuals

    Okay boys and girls,

    I figured out how to create a shared folder on my Dropbox account, and have uploaded 4 files to it and have created this link so you should be able to go directly to it and...
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    Hi Tex, I'm sending you a PM with a link with...

    Hi Tex,

    I'm sending you a PM with a link with a "file request". You can upload them to my Dropbox account and I will figure out how to make them public.

    Thanks for your work to create these...
  4. That was the dead of winter....it actually is...

    That was the dead of winter....it actually is very nice during the summer, although this year the rain seems to be the dominant feature. It's supposed to be clear and 32 all next week (Celsius :D)...
  5. We have 20 acres just outside Vernon and have...

    We have 20 acres just outside Vernon and have some great views of the local mountains, nothing like the Rockies though. That railroad trip is definitely a great experience with some awesome views.
    ...
  6. Excellent idea! I have some suitable material, a...

    Excellent idea! I have some suitable material, a commercial truck mud flap, and some old conveyor belting. Easy to just cut out a square to fit the mounting plate and drill the holes.

    Cheers!
  7. Senior moment! Damn, I hate getting old. Tried it...

    Senior moment! Damn, I hate getting old. Tried it again today and sure as shxt it reverses when I swap L2/L3.

    Then I reinstalled the fan, then the motor, new belt, connected everything and ran...
  8. I'm going to have to check that again, I was sure...

    I'm going to have to check that again, I was sure it was spinning the same direction, and I have been so careful to get L1, L2 and L3 always correct from the VFD. :rolleyes:



    It was sitting on...
  9. Well Rick wins the prize! I used my little 2 jaw...

    Well Rick wins the prize! I used my little 2 jaw puller and it popped right off. I had to enlarge the holes to get the jaws in but it worked.

    And I am glad I got it off intact, it's not the fan...
  10. Thanks Rick I thought puller as well, but...

    Thanks Rick

    I thought puller as well, but unless it has a steel core hub, I think it will just break apart, just a gut feel.

    I will try local motor rewind place as well, we have 1 in town,...
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    And I can confirm as well that they accept...

    And I can confirm as well that they accept paypal, they just add 5% to the total to cover the fees as per Nicole a week or so ago.

    Cheers
  12. How do I remove the fan from a 260 motor? All the blades are broken.

    Well as I continue to restore my pair of 260s I am now faced with the probable work of a deviant student who stuck a screwdriver in the back of the motor and broke off all the fan blades while it was...
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    When I was looking for my first lathe, I did a...

    When I was looking for my first lathe, I did a fair bit of research to see what size I wanted, features etc. so when I found something I kind of knew if it was a good deal.

    After searching the...
  14. Sucess! I figured out the gear train.

    Well it only took 2 minutes but taking all the gears off of the end allowed me to see how everything works. The stud gear is actually a 30T that is driven by the tumblers, and then the 20T or 40T...
  15. Yes, exactly, on all counts, except metric was...

    Yes, exactly, on all counts, except metric was just mandated for things directly pertaining to the people, as dictated by the government. All temperatures, volumes etc. food stuffs all had to have...
  16. THANKS everyone for all of the information,...

    THANKS everyone for all of the information, really appreciated. I finally have a day off this weekend and will be playing in the shop all day tomorrow. I am going to pull all the end gears off both...
  17. Thanks Mal, This is the plate that is on my...

    Thanks Mal,

    This is the plate that is on my ATLH machine 18706. The later AT machine has no tag 19995.

    Thanks



    https://metalworkforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=380796&d=1562981851
  18. Early one is 1987 I think and the later one is...

    Early one is 1987 I think and the later one is 1990. Have the inspection slip for the later one and Mal dated the earlier on in one of my very early posts on this forum.

    And yes, both imperial...
  19. Hi Jordan, Chris, Well shxt house mouse, I...

    Hi Jordan, Chris,

    Well shxt house mouse, I didn't know there was another version of the TBOT. I have been referring to the one I downloaded so I could keep my pristine copy that came with the...
  20. 260 end gears need some help with what goes where, what is factory original?

    Hi folks,

    I am working my way thru both of my 260's, one is the AT the other ATLH. They both came from the same high school, one is 18709, the other is 19995.

    To start I am trying to figure...
  21. Bruce, Thank you so much for your efforts to...

    Bruce,

    Thank you so much for your efforts to figure out picture posting, and Jordan for helping him. You have so much to share and I really thank you for helping us, much appreciated.

    Look...
  22. WOW! Thanks Jordan, for your effort to get me the...

    WOW! Thanks Jordan, for your effort to get me the links and all the info, I'll look at it tonight when I come inside. I'm still working in the shop but wanted to post a picture before I forget.

    I...
  23. Success !!

    Once again, thanks so much for all the advice and guidance.

    Yesterday was a great day, my son was in the shop with me making chips on the 260 ATLH while I continued working on the other 260 and...
  24. Super, thanks guys, appreciate all of the...

    Super, thanks guys, appreciate all of the replies.

    Okay, so I have a better understanding of its' function now, thanks. I also notice that the index wheel plunger is missing on this indexer. ...
  25. Need some help with 260 lathes and accessories, getting my pair of 260's going again.

    HI guys,

    Finally getting back to working on my pair of 260's and I have a few questions about some of the accessories I have, and I'm sure I will have some questions about the lathes as I get them...
  26. Hi boys, Following this thread for a while...

    Hi boys,

    Following this thread for a while now, I'm in the same boat, looking for a QCTP, I have two 260's each have completely different compounds, and the tool post mounts are both different....
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    Keeping everyone up to date...Nicole informed me...

    Keeping everyone up to date...Nicole informed me they have discontinued the PI160 series and are only shipping what they have left in stock, and they are out of the 1R5G1Z. Waiting to hear if they...
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    Ya, kind of funny. Here is the reply I...

    Ya, kind of funny.

    Here is the reply I received from Nicole today.

    "Yes , at present we only manufacture the 380v for PI150 .
    All products are begin from 380v , then we design 220v , 480v...
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    //metalworkforums.com/images/misc/quote_icon....

    //metalworkforums.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by welder //metalworkforums.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png
    I am more interested in the 240 volt...
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    Thank you Bob for the detailed reply, much...

    Thank you Bob for the detailed reply, much appreciated.

    I am considering either the 1.5KW or the 2.2KW, not too concerned about the line voltage, 220 vs 240. Ours is usually around 230 +/- 5 or...
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    Help deciphering differences in models

    Hi Bob,

    Thank you for your work in bringing us this info. I have been in touch with Nicole for the last few days obtaining pricing for the various models, quite reasonable. However, in looking at...
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    Excellent, well keep us posted on that lathe and...

    Excellent, well keep us posted on that lathe and your work on it, or with it. I too left Coquitlam in 2003 to "get out of the city". Finally building a shop so we can work on our lathes and...
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    Hey there OK Falls, Paul here about 3 hours north...

    Hey there OK Falls, Paul here about 3 hours north of you outside Vernon. Welcome to the board! Do you know any of the dune buggy guys there, Tim or Ken, almost retired. :- Mine is on the left, Tim in...
  34. Anybody have the high speed 260 that could measure the pulleys? Pls and Thx

    Hi all,

    Working on the restoration of my pair of 260's and I want to hot rod one up to the high speed version with the speed plate that indicates speed range of 65-2650 RPM. I believe it is just...
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    Here is a sales brochure and on page 4 all the...

    Here is a sales brochure and on page 4 all the weights are listed for the various models, with and without cabinets. The short bed with cabinet is 220 KG.

    Cheers
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    Hi Mal, It sure does, just realized, there...

    Hi Mal,

    It sure does, just realized, there must have been multiple lathes purchased for this school, this is for 19998, not 19996, close enough though. Also, my tail stock is 19995. Interesting.
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    I'll just add mine in this thread so it's in the...

    I'll just add mine in this thread so it's in the right place...

    260AT 19996 1990 vintage
    260ATLH 18709 guessing late 80's
  38. Hi Mal, Lathe s/n 260AT 19996 and the...

    Hi Mal,

    Lathe s/n 260AT 19996 and the original inspection report that came with it is dated 1990
    lathe s/n 260ATLH 18709 guessing late 80's

    See my story about these and the restoration...
  39. I too have discovered what Scott mentioned to be...

    I too have discovered what Scott mentioned to be the truth, oil, not grease is the way to go for all reasons mentioned. Unlike a car wheel bearing where you have 50 plus HP to power the wheel, not to...
  40. I'm having a buggar of a time getting the video...

    I'm having a buggar of a time getting the video converted from my phone to something veiwable here, but I did manage to get a couple of audio recordings of the lathe at 2000 RPM and 325 RPM. Let me...
  41. I went to the big city today about 2 hour drive...

    I went to the big city today about 2 hour drive and bought an optical tach so I can measure the actual RPM. Well cool info...with the VFD driving 240VAC at 60Hz, the motor RPM is 1775 and with the...
  42. Thanks for the thoughts. When I powered up the...

    Thanks for the thoughts. When I powered up the lathe, the only thing turning was the spindle and the intermediate shaft (one with the 4 pulley cones at the back). I haven't connected all the spur...
  43. Good discussion boys, really appreciate the...

    Good discussion boys, really appreciate the thoughts. I put the AT back together today and powered it up to check out the spindle bearings and such after my head stock rebuild. My Baldor VFD...
  44. Bob, Chris your aprons look WAY better than mine...

    Bob, Chris your aprons look WAY better than mine did, obviously had never been in a school. :rolleyes:

    Good job on the cleanup. My wick was frayed at the bottom as well, no flats on the disks.
    ...
  45. Interesting. I would have thought that the motors...

    Interesting. I would have thought that the motors would be different to keep the spindle RPM the same as even in my machines the motor RPM are different even though they are both 60Hz models. What is...
  46. Yes

    Yes
  47. I thought that as well, one plate is marked 60Hz,...

    I thought that as well, one plate is marked 60Hz, the other isn't marked at all, both motors are 60Hz, they both came out of the same school, everything in Canada has been 60Hz since day one. These...
  48. Well this has me confused, I have these two 260...

    Well this has me confused, I have these two 260 machines, and one speed plate indicates 60-2000RPM, the other says 50-1680 RPM so I dug into it today to try to figure out what the difference is. I...
  49. Correct, the flat head retaining screw is LH, the...

    Correct, the flat head retaining screw is LH, the the star knob is RH thread. I pretty much followed the order of disassembly as outlined by tubalcain in his video. It's not a bad idea to snap a pic...
  50. Well shoot, I thought it was a good idea, but as...

    Well shoot, I thought it was a good idea, but as it's darn near bedtime on this side of the planet and I am raising the walls on my new shop tomorrow, I will hold off on doing anything rash such as...
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