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Thread: Dickson parting blade holder problem
10/06/2014 22:07:03

Thanks for the link John, I will add it to my bookmarks for future reference.


10/06/2014 22:06:22

I think due the parting blade being a trapezium section it wouldnt work very well upside down.

10/06/2014 20:25:30

Thanks for the pictures clive, as they say a picture says a thousand words. I have found a supplier on ebay for the eclipse blades in the correct size so I will purchase one of those.


10/06/2014 17:46:28

Hi John, can you suggest a supplier for the eclipse blades?


10/06/2014 16:52:07

Thanks for the replies folks, very helpful. Tony, I think you are correct that I need a trapezium section parting blade, do you know where these can be sourced from?


10/06/2014 15:39:04

HI, I have a Boxford lathe with a T0 size Dickson tool holder set up. When I put a blade in the part off tool holder the blade tips over at the top. I'm thinking I may need the correct type of part off blade as the one I have at the minute is rectangular in section?

Here is a pic, excuse the quality of the photo but I think you can see the problem. Any advice appreciated.


Edited By Scottmk1 on 10/06/2014 15:41:08

Thread: decent 5" milling vice
03/09/2013 21:33:01

I recently got one of Arc Euro Trades screwless vices, it is excellent value for money. Its well made and works very well.

Thread: Boxford 11-30 spindle reducing bush
03/09/2013 21:14:50

Hi folks, I have a Boxford 11-30 lathe and would like to get a reducing bush for the spindle, and Boxford want a small fortune for it.

The spec is No.4.5 ASA.B5.10 bush (machined down, internally, to a No. 3 Morse taper) as taken from the website. Does anyone know where I can get one or can anyone the actual dimensions of the bush I need?


Thread: Machine vice recommendations?
17/07/2013 09:55:14

Hi Paul, thats a neat solution, are the blocks made from aluminium billet?

17/07/2013 09:34:24

Hi Dave, thanks for your input. It looks like the one from Arc is going to be my choice due to its wide opening ability.

16/07/2013 21:21:20

Hi George, does the 4" precision type 2 vice have lugs on the body to bolt it to the machine table?

16/07/2013 19:13:00

Hi Norman, at the minute all I have is a clamping set, and sometimes it would be plain handy to have a fairly versatile vice, especially for those jobs that dont require highly accurate results. My main worry with the cheaper vices is jaw lift, that is really what I'm aiming to avoid.


16/07/2013 18:54:03

Thanks for the reply Jason, the K4 looks decent but seems the jaw opening is very restricted at 62mm? Do you find that to be an obstacle?

16/07/2013 18:39:24

Hi folks, I am after a vice to go with my old Axminster ZX 25 Milling machine. Ideally, I am after something with a decent jaw opening, over 100mm, without costing the earth (obviously) and that has a decent grip.

Budget is probably about £100, this is going to be a gift from someone so cant dictate the price too much if at all.So far I have seen the Axminster Accu-Lock 5" here **LINK**

And the Precision Tool Vice 100mm wide from Arc Euro Trade as seen here **LINK**

Which would you guys go for out of these two? If you have any other suggestions please let me know.


Thread: Boxford 11.30 Industrial lathe.
09/04/2013 14:05:47

Hi folks, I may have the opportunity to trade my Myford S7 lathe for a Boxford 11.30 Industrial lathe. I am not particularly familiar with these Boxfords so if anyone has one, or has experience with one it would be great to hear what you think of it.

At present I'm not sure if it is single or three phase. If it is three phase I would need to purchase a VFD to run it. If it is three phase it should have a 1.5hp (1.1kW) motor, do I just need to get a 1.5hp VFD or do I need to go higher?

Any advice/ info about these lathes is welcome.

Thread: Myford wiring
14/03/2013 21:05:46

Just as an update, wiring the motor/switch combo as per the instructions worked once the two links were removed. Now I just need to get the on/off starter as advised.

14/03/2013 15:01:51

Hi Phil, thanks for the advice, no it wasnt something I was fully aware of already so your advice is welcome.


13/03/2013 23:03:51

Clive, there is no wiring diagram under the cover of the motor, so I will just remover the links and see how it goes.

John, I have the original Myford book, but a PDF copy would be great for reference, will message you my email address.

Thanks to everyone else for their input/help. I will get hold of a dol most likely and use that. The Dewhurst switch I have is new and unused so it ould be a shame to ruin it.

13/03/2013 19:13:55

Hi, thanks for your input.

Your memory seems to serve you correct and its just the links that are causing me trouble. i will remove them and try again.


13/03/2013 18:17:35

Hi Clive, thanks for your reply.

I'm not sure about it being wired for 3-phase. If I connect a single phase supply to the motor (Neutral to terminal A & Live to terminal AZ) the motor runs.

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