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Richard Callaghan 120/10/2020 19:12:49
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I am looking to purchase a spare part for my Clarke CL500M lathe, please see photos in the attachment. As you can see the part has shattered and pieced back together for better viewing.

Due to lack of detail on the Clarke pdf file I am unable to zoom in for the correct part I require. As such I have now received 2 incorrect parts from machine mart. These parts were from the gear train. 32 Spline Housing HT3000300232 and 18 Hex Socket Sliding Bush HT3000300118.

The auto feed is not engaging on my lathe which is why I assumed the part to be under the gear train category (PDF). Perhaps this may not be the case? I and another engineer have looked through the PDF file and we cannot see this part listed. I am hoping someone can help me with this as it is a very important that the gear train/auto feed is working correctly on my lathe.

I have emailed Clarke and received no reply. I have also emailed machine mart but as above have received incorrect parts.

Cheers Richard

Howard Lewis20/10/2020 21:27:57
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Since the CL500M looks similar to the Cheater Model B, you could try to find what you want from Chester.



john halfpenny20/10/2020 21:56:37
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Also Warco WMT300, Sealey SM27 & Smithy CB1220 (USA)

Richard Callaghan 120/10/2020 23:16:18
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Thanks for the information. This now gives me a few more options

Richard Callaghan 125/10/2020 20:21:29
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I managed to get this part from machine mart in the end. it was listed under the wrong part. good job really as Clarke never answered any of my emails.

has anyone any experiance using Clarke for spares?

Nick Clarke 326/10/2020 08:58:52
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Posted by Richard Callaghan 1 on 25/10/2020 20:21:29:

has anyone any experience using Clarke for spares?

A couple of times and both of these were efficient, accurate and rapid.

Alistair Robertson 126/10/2020 09:25:20
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Machine Mart are the retail operation of Clarke International.

Clarke International also supply their equipment to most tool dealers in the UK and Europe.

They are usually very good at sourcing even very obscure spare parts for older equipment.

mechman4826/10/2020 14:43:19
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Now you've got the spare, how about 'making a spare' that is if you have means to cut the spline. Failing that; order another as 'spare for the spare'. First off though, what caused it to shatter; rectify that or you may end up with the same situation?.


Richard Callaghan 104/11/2020 20:32:32
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The lathe was bought as spares or repair. It was from a teaching trust so I think some student must have done this somewhere along the line. I took a bit of a gamble when buying. Hopefully its paid off.

This part is cast. I think it is made like this to act as a weak link and not damage any other parts further in the lathe? It was the last one left in stock otherwise I would have got a spare. My lathe is running now and the screw threading is working. I just have to make a space for it to live before I can get to use it properly.

I am looking to change over to motor to variable speed motor. I have emailed Newton Tesla but have had no reply. Has anyone done this to their lathe if so could you recommend a company for a variable speed motor or any links/info for me to view etc .



john halfpenny04/11/2020 21:03:57
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Yes, I have a Newton Tesla drive - in green because it was bought from Warco complete with motor when they sold the same lathe. I have had it about 7/8 years, and it is a worthwhile improvement, makes the running very smooth and quiet.

Niels Abildgaard05/11/2020 17:50:53
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A cheap and to my view very good way to motorize lathes ,is to use an industrial sewing machime motor.

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