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Member postings for Andrew Snowdon

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Thread: Mill to replace drill?
09/01/2016 16:22:19

If you are still looking, I would suggest a proper s/h drill/mill. I first met these may years ago, and managed a few years back to get an Arboga ( Swedish machine ), which has drill capability up to 3MT, and also has a proper milling chuck, which is a very quick change over. You also get the benefits of a tilt head, x / y table,geared speed change, and the head is rise and fall, rather than the table. being keyed, it is possible to drill a series of increasing sizes, without loosing the concentricity. When used with proper regard for it's limits, I have yet to find problems with it, and it's little bigger than a good pillar drill.

Thread: Brierley drill point grinder
24/12/2015 12:25:00

I have recently bought a small Brierley Drill Point Grinder, more for the grinder head assembly to match with a larger unit I acquired some time ago. Looking at it, I am inclined to try at least to bring the whole unit back to full order as it is in proportion to working on smaller drills. I seek help in finding either old parts, or the detailed dimensions of certain parts so that they can be made, since the machine is long obsolete, possibly one of their very early machines. The parts of interest are the cams, especially the std L/H one, and the setting mechanism. Be delighted to hear from anyone who may have such a machine and could help.

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