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  1. #1
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    Default Wanted Hercus 3A T&C manual

    Hi, I'm looking for a manual on the Hercus 3A tool and cutter grinder, can be a photocopied version or on a disc.
    Happy to pay reasonable price for it.
    Kryn
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    I have sent you an electronic version of the manual.

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    Thanks Eric.
    Kryn
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    Default Mr

    Hi,

    As per the quest below, I just acquired a 3a and I am looking for a copy of a manual if available.

    Happy to pay.

    Thanks

    Phil

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    Welcome to the forum Phil.

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    Hi Guys, Is the electronic Hercus 3A manual available? I have just acquired a machine.

    Cheers,
    Peter.

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    I'd like that too, please.

    Jordan

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    I'm prepared to buy it if anyone knows where either a physical copy or electronic copy exists.

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    I thought I had a copy of the manuel, but it turns out it was only one sheet with details of bearings wheels etc.
    Maybe Eric will come on and download the copy for all of us.
    Kryn
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    Thanks Kryn,

    I know there's a small amount of detail at lathes.co.uk and several websites where owners have set them up for display. I have a fair idea what all the bits and bobs are for but it would be nice to know particular setups for certain tools .

    Peter.

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    The Clarkson T&C grinder manuals are readily available and have details of different setups - worth a look if you havenít already seen them.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swarfmaker1 View Post
    Thanks Kryn,

    I know there's a small amount of detail at lathes.co.uk and several websites where owners have set them up for display. I have a fair idea what all the bits and bobs are for but it would be nice to know particular setups for certain tools .

    Peter.
    Peter,

    The manual does not have any setups. But here it is.hercus 3A T&C.pdf.

    Eric

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    Eric,
    Thanks, that's what I was looking for. I can infer setups from other sources but it's good to have this document for the technical detail such as the wheel head construction etc. I note my machine has a large handwheel driving the rack and pinion for X axis. The inverted V ways from what I see are plain. It's very grubby at the moment but in fair condition. There are two work heads , one with dead centres and the other with threaded spindle nose for lathe chucks. I seem to have a spare tailstock which which does not fit the table. The usual internal grinding spindle is present along with the swiveling vice.

    I am amazed at the little footprint the machine has but quite heavy so most of the mass is in the pedestal.

    Anyhow it will clean up nicely and I may post pictures when I get around to it.

    Cheers,
    Peter.

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    Peter

    The order of these Hercus T&C grinders from oldest to youngest is #3, #3A then #1. The V ways on the #3A and on the #1 are both identical. I have owned both machines at the same time and compared them closely. They are actually ball ways. There are 38 off Ĺ" steel balls 19 in each way which is why the table runs so easily on both these machines. This is quite different from the #3 which just had plain cast iron V ways. I think what you have is actually a #3 and not a 3A. Show us a photo and we can tell. There are a number of owners of each.

    Eric



    Quote Originally Posted by Swarfmaker1 View Post
    Eric,
    Thanks, that's what I was looking for. I can infer setups from other sources but it's good to have this document for the technical detail such as the wheel head construction etc. I note my machine has a large handwheel driving the rack and pinion for X axis. The inverted V ways from what I see are plain. It's very grubby at the moment but in fair condition. There are two work heads , one with dead centres and the other with threaded spindle nose for lathe chucks. I seem to have a spare tailstock which which does not fit the table. The usual internal grinding spindle is present along with the swiveling vice.

    I am amazed at the little footprint the machine has but quite heavy so most of the mass is in the pedestal.

    Anyhow it will clean up nicely and I may post pictures when I get around to it.

    Cheers,
    Peter.

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    Eric,
    Yes I confirm it's a No3 going by the pics at lathes.co.uk and the brochure. See photo attached.

    Peter.
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