Here is a list of all the postings charles hodgson has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: drillling bronze|
Never drilled bronze, but if it snatches as badly as brass, might be worth blunting your drill and keeping that one specifically for brass/bronze.
|Thread: Stuck oil filter|
Wrap a chain (old bike chain) around it, then through a ring spanner, use the ring spanner like you would a strap wrench. chain should bite in slightly to give you more grip.
|Thread: Colchester Chipmaster what to check for|
Like yourself I bought a late chipmaster earlier this year. I intended on keeping and refurbing the variator to run with the VFD for the additional torque at low speeds, but unfortunately it had seen some neglect and is unusable.
What I would say is the motor, if like mine as is hard wired in the 400V delta formation, can be tapped and converted to star formation easily. With regards to the machine, I think the headstock actually accepts a MT4.5, and the sleeves are hard to come by. Other than making sure you're happy with its accuracy, Id make sure you're happy with the spindle bearings.
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