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Old 03-31-2010, 01:37 PM
fustkarr fustkarr is offline
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Lathe stuff

Chances are your shift problem is a little more serious than "cold oil"..This is a non-syncro g-box, only shifts when not rotating..BUT: these are easy to work on, if a special tool is required it can usually be MM together..First thing to do is take stock of the tooling he has for the lathe, it's very easy to spend more on the tooling than you did on the machine...Tooling is also specialized, unless he was doing exactly what you have planned, chances are you won't be able to fully use his tooling, so look for generic stuff {toolpost and holders, centers and d-chucks, maybe a collet closer}..meanwhile, go looking for parts on the net, their no longer in biz but there's lotza parts out there.
Goodluk, Fustkarr
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