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Thread: Warco. WM280V-F
13/12/2017 09:11:02

Thank you all for taking time to consider and respond to my problem .

The Contactor is as per this photo,


The wiring diagram is as below.


Thank you for suggesting that I check the emergency stop button and belt/gear cover . Having been caught by that in the early days of ownership , I had gone through that process , but I appreciate your concern .

Taking up SOD’s suggestion of removing the top front plate to access the guard limit micro switch , I discovered ( not

visible using mirror at rear ) that there is a wire which is not connected . I think that it may be a clue as to why my machine won’t run . My god , there’s no flies on us in this part of the world ! .


Above is a picture of the loose wire , the blue one with red tag , Not the faintest where it goes ! And I can’t see from diagram below any suggestion of the terminal block .

Apologies for the quality and orientation of the photos, getting my phone into the space behind the Lathe and getting a meaningful shot was not easy .

12/12/2017 16:32:00

whilst adjusting the position of my chuck guard ( to clear the toolpost ) I inadvertently broke the micro switch which cuts the drive when the guard is raised.

Despite my Lathe being set only 4” from the wall , I managed to remove the rear headstock plate and retrieve the micro switch , following which , I repaired it and replaced it .

With all refitted, the Lathe would not run , called Warco who advised that the micro switch old still be faulty , try connecting its two wires together . This I did but it still will not run .

Using a mirror, and some agility I was not aware I possessed, I have determined that all wires seem to be firmly connected, but I noticed that the Contactor has a button which protrudes. Not being an electrician, but assuming that this button should be depressed , I tried depressing it and pressing the start button on the Lathe . This resulted in the Lathe starting up .

So, my request is , can someone tell me the definitive answer , should that black button on the contactor permanently be depressed under normal conditions , or is something not happening which normally causes it to engage , if so what ? .

Please explain in simple understandable terms due to my Blackcountry , Thick as Wood , persona , ta !

Thread: Rolson Tools Ltd
27/11/2017 15:29:08

From the 17th to the 19th , my wife and I went to York , there was a Dolls House Exhibition which she likes to visit on the Sunday .

We spend Saturday walking York and “Shopping” , but she is very good and always allows me to look into Barnitts , the hardware store , well for a few minutes!

My eye was taken by a pair of 50mm G clamps , I know , but you can’t just walk out with nothing in hand can you ?, however , when I examined them on getting into the workshop on Monday , I found that the gripping face had been ground at an angle and was less than suitable for holding parts properly.

I emailed Rolson customer care , who I turn asked me to send photo shots , which I did . Staggeringly , today , I received a new pristine pair in the post , no argument . This ,I feel, is amazing service , considering its value and the trouble they must have gone too to sort this , I think they deserve gold star listing .

I have no connection with either company mentioned above .

Thread: Large diameter copper tube
11/08/2017 22:14:24

Try P&P Non-Ferrous Metals tel 01384 868080 . They a have a large range of tube and I found their prices quite reasonable .

I have no connection other than being a satisfied customer .

Thread: MEW 255
18/05/2017 18:23:03

The contributor has made a decent fist of explaining how he produces these products , which , I presume are for himself , and not some commercial enterprise , so instead of finding fault in what does it for him , and for which he offers merely a suggestion as to how others might produce similar items , perhaps a somewhat more appreciative view of his offerings should be commented on , or no view ! .

I don't count , but how many of the detractors have themselves committed an article to these pages ? , I am sure it is a difficult task , and one made more so by unwarranted criticism such as contained in earlier posts , no wonder Neil appears to have problems finding contributors .

Thread: Grinding Wheel Blotters
08/05/2017 22:12:29

Terry, Should you still wish to use blotting paper , I could send you an A4 sized piece or two .

08/05/2017 22:09:59
Posted by terry simpson 1 on 06/05/2017 19:40:33:

Having the need to remove and remount both grinding wheels on my Tool and Cutter Grinder I find that the manufacturer fitted paper blotter on each wheel has become, shall we say unusable again (knackered otherwise). As it is impossible to buy new paper pads what other materials have our brethren used to soften the compressing forces of the spindle clamping devices on the grinding wheel.

Have thought about actual blotting paper from the likes of Ryman or Smiths but apparently wet ink as was known is not used nowadays.

I was actually advised to try some very fine sand to dry the ink as in Dickens time.

Thread: Tablet computers
21/04/2017 22:15:26

I have no problem viewing MEW with my IPad , as suggested above , must be a setting issue .

Hope you get it sorted soon .

Thread: Centec 2 horizontal mill
10/02/2017 22:21:41

Posted by Dave Halford on 10/02/2017 14:07:41:

Sorry DAG got to correct you.

It's only 4 bolts and you can't do under drive with out a longer shaft with the 3 speed pulley sticking out the back unsupported one end with the belt blocking the vertical travel lever

David , well spotted , I was of course thinking of the base of my own 2B , converted from an pneumatic controlled machine.

As for the height adjustment , I did alter a 2A to save reaching around the rear , and it would be possible to have variable drive with just a one groove pulley , however , since we all have differing concepts of what can or can't be done , I guess it's best to leave it to the guy who is tackling the job , in this case Sean .

I am sure we will agree wholeheartedly , that the Centec is a superb machine.

09/02/2017 22:29:09

Sean ; even if you have to part with a little cash , that will ( when cleaned up ) be a very serviceable machine .

The broken base plate is held in place by 6 bolts from the underside , so the present one could be removed and a new plate fabricated to replace . Whilst doing that you may consider removing the side drive and putting a under bench vertical drive to the machine .

They are built solidly and can do some real machining .

Good luck with it if you take it on .

Thread: C95 spring steel
28/01/2017 22:31:56

I have some material spare , I used it to make the leaf springs for the locomotive which I am building .

What thickness material are you looking for ? .

Thread: Copper rivets
17/01/2017 22:44:23


I would recommend Sapphire Products , from whom I bought some just a few days ago , ordered Thursday , delivered Friday , their service is superb . I have no connection other than satisfied customer .

Thread: Churchkhela
22/07/2016 21:46:58

As in Russian Georgia ? .

Thread: Parting Tools
16/04/2016 22:09:12

+1 with Vic, that Chronos parting tooling is superb ! , I have the insert type also , but it is definitely inferior and I am so happy to have bought the 100mm M35 which performs faultlessly .

Thread: Broaches
01/03/2016 22:51:16

I bought a broach from RDG last year , I also was ignorant so far as type's and shim's were concerned, but I spoke with Richard, either he or Christian are the guys to talk to when advice is needed , I received exactly what I needed.

But I must admit, Jason's advice does take some beating ! .

Thread: Advice sought
01/03/2016 22:35:57


Is it a fob operated key lock? , in which case is the fob battery dead .

Many fob operated locking systems are overcome because the manufacturers fit a mechanical override, this is placed under a removable cover on the door handle / lock fitting , and often it will be on the passenger door, Bentleys used to fit the to the boot lock so that you could open the boot and have access to the battery.

Most Recovery agencies carry a ballon kit which is placed in between the door and roof to hold it open whilst putting a rod in to flick the manual door opener, are you a member of the RAC , or do you have a family member who can be with you. It's the person who is the member, not the vehicle.

Hope these thoughts will stimulate some approach to resolving your problem.


Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
28/02/2016 21:01:38

Spent the day at our ME Club track where two fellow members and myself planted 320 saplings to form a hedgerow.

The saplings were a mixture of Hawthorn , Hazel , Field Maple , Spindleberry and Crabapple , each being staked and protected with tubing.

It was tiring but satisfying .

Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread (2016)
24/02/2016 20:33:09

Having eventually found a source of annealed Spring steel suitable for the job, I have spent the last couple of days cutting and dressing the leaf springs for my current build, the 7 1/4" Singapore saddle tank engine.

The springs now have to be formed and then heat-treated to 46 - 50 Rockwell . I hope finding a business to do the H/T will be easier than finding the material.image.jpeg

Thread: How To Post Pictures/Photographs and Create Albums
24/02/2016 20:06:08

Not sure I fully understand , something to do with allowing access to the photo file, but I have got there in the end, sorry to have bothered you



24/02/2016 19:43:06

If I want to upload a photo into my album from my IPad, how do I go about it ?

I have tried to follow the posted advice, but get nowhere ! And I know you have dealt with it before , but clearly, my technophobic abilities far surpass those of previous enquirers. One to one training may be required .🙄



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