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Member postings for Chris Short 1

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Thread: Warco lathe Users
06/05/2019 06:05:51

Thanks Guys.

I’d looked at Grizzly in the past but never been able to find a machine that closely resembled mine. The link you sent is spot on.

Other than mine being a metric lathe, the one online is identical! As you say, the Grizzly manuals are far superior to anything I’ve seen to date I did find a War o manual online a few days ago and it was less than 20 pages whilst the Grizzly one is 146 pages

Many thanks again


05/05/2019 16:05:15

Thank very much for your replies. Gray, I fear I may be picking your brains for some time to come.

You've nailed it for me. Now let’s try it out and see 👍


05/05/2019 12:56:29

Hi everyone

I have recently bought a Warco GH1330 lathe. I am quietly impressed with it so far, but as usual with this kind of thing, the instruction manual is useless.

Its a metric lathe but I can’t figure out if I can cut imperial threads with it. The legend on the lathe has the relevant gear and lever settings for imperial threading but there’s one item that is puzzling me.

For imperial threading, the legend only specified the tooth count of two of the three gears required. Where the third gear is normally specified, there’s simply an arrow. Does anyone have any experience of threading with this machine or know what the arrow symbol means. Additionally, I have misplaced the manual so I’m not able to refer to that for whatever misguided help that it might offer.

Any my help or info will be greatly appreciated

thanks in advance


Thread: Boxford VM30
17/03/2019 15:34:42

My Boxford seems to be getting a little warm around the area of the spindle bearing

Ive stripped the shaft out, cleaned and inspected the bearing and it’s in pristine condition

I’ve re-greased it and refitted it yet it’s still getting warm

Anyone got any ideas?


Thread: Cold Blue
17/03/2019 15:20:50

i would like to cold blue some of the workshop tools I have made

What make of solution do you recommend from your own experience and where can I get it from


Thread: Imperial Milling Machine
12/03/2019 09:02:11

Hi Everyone

This will be my first post so be gentle

i currently have a metric milling machine(Boxford VM30) which has served me well

However, I am looking to buy a larger mill and have found a suitable unit but it is an imperial unit

Given that I will be fitting a 3 axis DRO what if any impact would it being imperial have on its ease of use

i have enquired about the availability of metric leadscrews so I can convert it. Has anyone done this sort of conversion? How did it turn out?

many thanks


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