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Dave Morgan 122/07/2021 20:35:00
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Hi Folks, Could anyone recommend a supplier of head stock gears now that Pro Machine Tools Ltd appear to have stopped trading?

Many thanks,


roy entwistle23/07/2021 16:45:31
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I've just been on their website, no sign of then ceasing trading


Howard Lewis23/07/2021 16:49:30
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Just looked on their website.

It says that they will be open at 09:00 on Monday


JasonB23/07/2021 18:49:43
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Strange as I get the same empty main page with the message that has been there for about six months


Previous thread here

Dave Morgan 124/07/2021 09:26:04
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Thank all for your responses and the link to the other thread. I have been trying for some months now and phoning too but to no avail hence my conclusion that they had ceased trading.

Pete Rimmer24/07/2021 11:35:31
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Dave if you post up some details/pics of the gear you need I might be able to help if you can't find anywhere that supplies it. I take it the original gear is plastic or fiber?

not done it yet24/07/2021 11:37:28
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I might just stop and have a look, next time I’ m going through Barnack.

Dave Morgan 125/07/2021 12:10:10
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Hi Pete,

The issue I am having is with the connection between the gears as the drive teeth have worn. Both of these gears are on the same shaft with the splined gear driving the other gear. This is causing chattering when I start the lathe in the two highest speeds which is the only time these gears are engaged with each other. I have created an album called "Gears and Stuff" that has more images in it but the two attached images show the worn teeth on both gears. I will make sketches the gears and add these to the album. The teeth are about 0.030" smaller than the slot they engage with.



drive gear 3.jpgdriven gear 4.jpg

Dave Morgan 127/07/2021 20:20:05
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I contacted Pro Machine Tools Ltd through their Ebay account and they are still trading but are struggling to get parts from the EU which is why their website has been down.

Oily Rag27/07/2021 22:13:55
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Never a good idea to have drive dogs with parallel faces, any drive gear dog worth its salt will have a subtle back taper on the drive faces (look at a motorcycle dog box for an example ). Stops the gears jumping out under load as well! Interestingly M/c dog gears have way more than 0.030" backlash between 'on drive' and 'off drive'. This primarily helps with under power gear changes, not something you will be interested in though I suspect!!


JasonB28/07/2021 06:56:59
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Dave, might also be worth asking on the Emco user group. Not been on there for a long time but lots of info there when I had my Emcomat 8.6

not done it yet28/07/2021 12:43:42
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Latest news about them

Apparently still trading, but …

The owner(?) of the unit opposite told me that the owner was severely asthmatic and only looks in a couple or perhaps three times a week - he has been shielding/furloughing for some time.

The gent told me that he was there ‘most of yesterday’. He noted down my ‘phone number and said he would pass it to him the next time he sees him. He also said he is never ever there on a Friday.

Dave Morgan 128/07/2021 17:02:19
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Thanks guys for the additional info especially the Emco user group details.

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