Adjust Colchester headstock

  1. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Forum Supporter

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    Out of interest, what sort of costs are (or were) involved? Can older, worn machines be brought back into useable condition cost effectively?
     
  2. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    without doubt. All the stress have aged out, a regrind brings the best out of them

    my m300 had 70thou of wear just in front of the chuck, from diong the same job on brake discs. The rest of the lathe was fine. Had the lot reground for 800quid. Lathe was £540. Fitted a DRO, lick of paint, it’s better than a new m300 at 25k
     
  3. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Very much so
    As long as spindle bearings are good and leadscrew is good.
    Case example a mastiff in vgc from a dealer is £15000
    A dogged one £500 and full rebuild £5000
    Or bed regrind £800 and do the fitting yourself and have a excellent machine that aren’t available new
     
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  4. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    Indeed as new Harrison or Colchester is chinesium
     
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