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Macca20/10/2020 18:52:29
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I recently bought an ML7-R that had been modified for use in a factory in a secondary operation, the leadscrew and carriage assembly had been removed and replaced with a fixed side to side slide that is controlled by a lever. Anyone able to shed any light on what it is?

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Andrew Tinsley20/10/2020 19:47:37
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Hello,

It is a Myford cutoff slide with two positions for parting off material (one conventional and one as a rear tool post). I believe it to be the first such cut off slide, as it is lever operated. I have the later version which is wheel operated.

Andrew.

Macca20/10/2020 19:51:50
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Posted by Andrew Tinsley on 20/10/2020 19:47:37:

Hello,

It is a Myford cutoff slide with two positions for parting off material (one conventional and one as a rear tool post). I believe it to be the first such cut off slide, as it is lever operated. I have the later version which is wheel operated.

Andrew.

Thats brilliant, thanks Andrew,

Given that it isn't driven in any way I'm guessing it's a fit and forget sort of deal for cutting repetition

Andrew Tinsley20/10/2020 20:17:13
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Yes it is set up for repetition work. If I were you, I would sell it, as they seem to fetch a good price and use the cash to help reinstate the saddle and tail stock.

If it has been used from new for a secondary operation then the bed should be unworn!

Andrew.

Macca20/10/2020 20:30:06
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Thanks a million,

I've had a look at the sort of stuff they were used for and I've the Myford lever collet chuck that they seem to be paired with usually. the collet chuck is in very good condition it appears (the wee spring inside is present and clicks away), would it be worth resorting before selling or not and would it make more sense selling them as a set?

Appreciate the help and advice, thanks.

Andrew Tinsley20/10/2020 20:57:15
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I have never given it much thought to be honest. I have three of the lever collet chucks (don't ask why!). The chucks used to fetch about £70 to £100, not sure what current prices are. The chucks are relatively common, but the collets are quite expensive and need some searching out. I have a complete set of Imperial collets and a dozen or so metric ones. They were fetching at least £10 each and more. So if you have any collets then you are in the money.

As for restoring, I would always clean up items and give them a coat of paint! So much stuff on Ebay is presented as though it has come out of a skip, that a clean smart looking item will always make more.

Andrew.

Georgineer21/10/2020 14:13:29
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Posted by Andrew Tinsley on 20/10/2020 20:57:15:

... As for restoring, I would always clean up items and give them a coat of paint! So much stuff on Ebay is presented as though it has come out of a skip, that a clean smart looking item will always make more.

I don't want to derail Macca's thread, but you raise an interesting point, Andrew. When buying, I always favour things in their working clothes as there is a better chance that haven't been bodged and the bodges dishonestly covered up. When selling, I present them as they are, and am brutally honest about their condition. It has always worked for me.

George B.

Macca21/10/2020 14:32:11
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Posted by Georgineer on 21/10/2020 14:13:29:
Posted by Andrew Tinsley on 20/10/2020 20:57:15:

... As for restoring, I would always clean up items and give them a coat of paint! So much stuff on Ebay is presented as though it has come out of a skip, that a clean smart looking item will always make more.

I don't want to derail Macca's thread, but you raise an interesting point, Andrew. When buying, I always favour things in their working clothes as there is a better chance that haven't been bodged and the bodges dishonestly covered up. When selling, I present them as they are, and am brutally honest about their condition. It has always worked for me.

George B.

I would be inclined to come down more on this side of the fence, no-one wants a pig in a poke. At the same time though I am loath to sell something that's rusty so I think the middle ground is best; clean it up and make it presentable so that if someone wants to use it they can, it's condition is clear to see and if they want to restore it they aren't in for a shock hidden under a skin of filler.

Andrew Tinsley21/10/2020 16:10:56
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I will not tolerate rusty dirty items in my workshop. I always clean tools etc up and if they need painting, then that gets done!

It gives me pride in the kit and MUCH more importantly it reminds me to clean things down after use! I used to tolerate mess and dirt, but I find that my newfound attitude is a boon to keeping the shop tidy.

I too, am brutally honest about anything I put on ebay. I don't have to tart things up, because of the policy I follow. It is usually pretty obvious if any item on ebay has been given a quick lick of paint, because the paint job is slipshod.

What usually gets my goat is something with a little surface rust or covered with grime and with no real information. It only takes a few minutes to clean things up. If a seller can't be bothered to do a simple thing like cleaning an item, then I am not interested in buying it.!

Andrew.

P.S. This may sound like a rant,but it is simply my philosophy!

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