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Howard Lewis02/11/2019 11:42:27
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Arc Euro Trade used to list them, for M5, M6 and M8 Nut or stud types.

References were: 084 - 013 - 00040, 00050, 00063, for Nut types

084 - 013 - 10041, 10041, 10050, 10063 for Stud types.

But can't find them on the website, under these numbers.

A search on Indexaable Handles brings them up, but a search shows 15 types, as what like spares for SX Milling Machines..

Howard

geoff walker 102/11/2019 12:04:09
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Hi All, thanks for the replies.

Still struggling to find what I want at the right price.

John MC you are quite right about postage and VAT. Dereks link above has the ideal lever for my machine. Two @ £3.60 each is fine but with £9.99 delivery + VAT we have a WOPPING £20.30.

Cotel have a minimum order of £25 + VAT and postage and Bonehams only have M5 with a handle that is too long + VAT and £7 postage.

No M4 on ebay that I can find.

Hey ho, I'll keep trying.

Geoff

Howard, Arc sell the M6 lever for the z axis on the sx2p mill but no 4mm levers for the x and y axis

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Edited By geoff walker 1 on 02/11/2019 12:25:43

Howard Lewis02/11/2019 12:26:51
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NO, Geoff.

I mentioned what Arc Euro had on offer. Stub Mandrel is looking for replacements for his SX mill, so that would seem to be the place to go.

If you are desperate for M4 handles, how about getting M5 or M6 stud type and stripping them? You can then turn them down to 4mm diameter and cut a M4 thread with a Die. Core diameter of M5 is 4.2mm, so the original thread will be gone.

If you are looking for Nut type, again, go for an oversize type, Make an externally threaded plug and drill and tap it M4.

Engineer comes from the Greek root which means ingenious. The Lord helps them as helps themselves!

Howard

Keith Long02/11/2019 21:54:38
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Berger tools and WDS both show extensive ranges of these handles in male and female thread versions in pretty much all sizes from M3 upwards.

Michael Gilligan03/11/2019 07:15:11
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Posted by Howard Lewis on 02/11/2019 12:26:51:

[…]

Stub Mandrel is looking for replacements for his SX mill

[…]

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... is, or was ?

I suspect that he found something in 2011

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 03/11/2019 07:17:48

geoff walker 103/11/2019 12:06:03
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Hi Keith (Long)

Thanks for your reply.

WDS have just what I want 4mm thread and a short 30mm lever which will just fit the x slide.

Good value as well with postage at £5 not to bad either.

Well done Keith, a fellow Saltney lad helping me out.

Geoff

Neil Wyatt03/11/2019 12:52:02
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 03/11/2019 07:15:11:

Posted by Howard Lewis on 02/11/2019 12:26:51:

[…]

Stub Mandrel is looking for replacements for his SX mill

[…]

.
... is, or was ?

I suspect that he found something in 2011

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 03/11/2019 07:17:48

I've had a word with Stub and he says he found a lovely pair.

Neil

Michael Gilligan03/11/2019 13:05:14
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 03/11/2019 12:52:02:

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I've had a word with Stub and he says he found a lovely pair.

Neil

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At the Burlesque dancers’ emporium surprise

Meunier03/11/2019 15:39:10
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 03/11/2019 13:05

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At the Burlesque dancers’ emporium surprise

replete with tassels perchance ?
DaveD

Michael Gilligan03/11/2019 15:55:38
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That’s just what I had in mind, Dave yes

John MC08/11/2019 09:07:50
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I've just bought some of these from WDS, an excellent selection.

http://www.wdsltd.co.uk/categories/66/hand-levers/250/clamping-handles-levers/?page=1&pageSize=20

No minimum order but watch out for VAT and p&p.

John

geoff walker 108/11/2019 18:00:32
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Hi John MC

Yes wds do have an excellent selection

I've just bought a couple from them

Postage is reasonable

Geoff

Neil Wyatt08/11/2019 22:28:45
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Posted by Meunier on 03/11/2019 15:39:10:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 03/11/2019 13:05

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At the Burlesque dancers’ emporium surprise

replete with tassels perchance ?
DaveD

I Stub finds that an offset boring head at exactly too-many rpm gets the tassels twirling nicely.

Neil

Vic09/11/2019 10:44:24
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I wonder what the history is behind “Bristol Locking Levers” ?

Michael Gilligan09/11/2019 11:08:54
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Posted by Vic on 09/11/2019 10:44:24:

I wonder what the history is behind “Bristol Locking Levers” ?

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Curiously, Vic ... it appears that ‘Bristol Lever’ refers to the style rather than the indexing arrangement.

... the term is also used for door handles, etc.

... maybe has something to do with ships ?

MichaelG.

Meunier09/11/2019 16:21:24
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Perhaps when one has found and fitted the handles,
all would then be 'shipshape and Bristol fashion' ?
DaveD

Edited By Meunier on 09/11/2019 16:22:02

geoff walker 116/11/2019 17:01:58
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Sorted, and what difference they make no more messing around with allen keys.

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If there are any SX2P owners out there I can recommend these levers from WDS (if you haven't got them already).

Part number 8189- 19920

Geoff

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