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David K11/11/2019 13:09:19
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I bought this at Action a while back and don't seem to have any use for it so might sell.

Not sure what to advertise it as , it has a Parvalux geared motor so turns the chuck fairly slowly.




not done it yet11/11/2019 13:28:19
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Don’t know but it is fitted with an expensive chuck!

Ian Johnson 111/11/2019 13:32:16
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Looks like a rotary 4th axis for a milling machine. The tenon locates in the tee slots of the mill bed.

Looks well made too, and the chuck looks like a grip tru type and is worth a few bob itself, is it a 3 inch or 4 inch chuck? I've got a rotary 4th axis otherwise I'd buy it off you.


Emgee11/11/2019 13:34:06
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Powered spindle including 3j SC ?" chuck mounted on a tilting and rotating table.
You need to state some dimensions such as centre height when horizontal and degrees of tilt + and -

Looks like a Grip-tru chuck which is a bonus, useful bit of kit, especially with a stepper fitted in place of the fixed speed motor.


JasonB11/11/2019 13:41:57
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The yellow bit looks like it was originally from a T&CG and the motor has been cobbled onto the end, chuck on a 5C? or similar mount.

Jeff Dayman11/11/2019 13:43:05
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Maybe you could call it "Powered auxiliary spindle with three jaw chuck". I think it will be no problem to sell it - those that could use it would be glad to have it. Looks like good quality stuff.

peak411/11/2019 14:01:35
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Not sure what you'd call it as it's a bit of a home brew special.
I could be interested in using it in my own workshop though, as I'd been thinking about knocking up something similar.

Brian Wood11/11/2019 14:38:22
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Possibly a positioning aid for precision welding


David K11/11/2019 14:55:39
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OK interesting thoughts, thanks I will have to have a think about it now although

its probably a bit bulky for my mill.

I will make some measurements tomorrow .

mechman4811/11/2019 15:36:03
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Posted by Brian Wood on 11/11/2019 14:38:22:

Possibly a positioning aid for precision welding


My thoughts too, also consider it to be a set up to cut / grind some form of Helix angle on the mill.


JohnF11/11/2019 18:25:07
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I am sure Jason is spot on, very similar to the one on my Boxford T & C grinder --- try Google " tool grinder universal workhead" and look at the images. The motor does look a bit of flash up but even so may well be original ? I can see a badge on the base in the first photo - a clue here maybe ?


An Other11/11/2019 18:34:52
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Don't know what its for, but I have an identical Parvalux motor/gear assembly. It contains two worm drives, so the output shaft rotates very slowly. The worm drives are very good quality - the worm gears in mine seem to be chrome plated.

Edited By An Other on 11/11/2019 18:35:08

Pete Rimmer12/11/2019 08:27:36
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That's a powered work head for a tool and cutter grinder. It'll fetch good money if you put it up for sale.

Martin King 212/11/2019 08:51:02
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You have a PM


Tony Pratt 112/11/2019 09:13:36
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Looks very like a Cincinnati T & C work head.


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