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Bountyboy25/01/2022 11:07:53
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Hello,

I ordered a couple of replacement components for my EMCO lathe on the 10/01/2022 from Pro Machine Tools Ltd.

Apart from the initial confirmation email I’ve had no further contact from them. I tried phoning but all I get is an answer phone message saying that I can’t leave a message.

I’ve also emailed via their website but I’m still waiting to hear

Has anyone else had any dealings or issues with Pro Machine Tools Ltd?

Former Member25/01/2022 11:11:23
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Bountyboy25/01/2022 11:24:55
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Sorry, the title should have been Pro Machine Tools Uk.

BR, hope you got your money back?

gerry madden25/01/2022 11:25:30
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I sent emails and messages on the website just before Xmas and have had no responses.

What I was enquiring about was reversing gears to enable me to cut left-hand threads on my trusty D3000. Knowing that such parts would likely be expensive and not wanting to wait, I had a go at twisting the toothed drive belt to the leadscrew instead. I was more than pleased when this worked perfectly, several times ! You can see it in the pic below.

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JasonB25/01/2022 11:37:18
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Not used them for some time but the long out of production parts for my Emcomat arrived OK.

Bo'sun25/01/2022 12:32:39
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Gerry, get some spare belts, they won't last long like that.

Frank Gorse25/01/2022 13:14:19
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I had to order some electrical bits from them for my Wabeco milling machine. Didn’t find them the best firm to deal with,the parts took weeks to come from Germany (perhaps that’s just the present situation) but at least I got them. They don’t even keep a set of brushes-universal for the Wabeco range-in stock here.

gerry madden25/01/2022 19:41:04
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Hi Bo'sun, I know it 'looks' ugly but I don't think its that too unhealthy for the belt. Where the teeth cross they don't seem to interfere with each other. Where the belt reaches the pulley the only effect is that the teeth land on one end first. It all looks quite comfortable really. Sure there is a little bit more stress and flexing in the belt but I'm sure it can handle that.

I think I have seen flat belts crossed like that before and a toothed belt isn't too far from a flat belt,... and it probably runs with less tension too. Certainly no signs of distress on my the belt after cutting five or six 40mm dia threads.

I did find reverse gears on baye for about £300 so at that price its twisted belts every time for me now .

Gerry

not done it yet25/01/2022 19:56:37
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This same problem came up on a thread last year? I called at his office/shop but he did not contact me - and the guy opposite told me that he had passed my details to him. It’s on a thread, somewhere on here, in the last year (I think).

Michael Gilligan25/01/2022 23:05:42
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The ebay shop is still live : **LINK**

https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/promachinetoolsltd

… although not much recent feedback dont know

MichaelG.

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