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  1. jordhandson Member

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    Hi is 40 National Standard Taper the same as Bt 40 INT taper we are talking milling holder

    Thanks

    Jord
     
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  3. jordhandson Member

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    Cheers Matt I actually was on the the same site reading the same link but it confounded my head. Father got me a mill by all accounts its got a 40 National Standard Taper. There is aa few BT 40 INT taper on fleebay was thinking ahead as dad has not picked up the mill yet, I might have to wait until it arrives

    Cheers

    Jord
     
  4. MattH

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    I have a INT 40 mill but I use INT, QC and CAT tooling (CAT requires a longer draw bar).

    Remember that all 40 taper tooling will have the exact same taper. The differences are in the drive dogs and the end of the taper, ie. pull stud (which can be removed), length of threads section.

    Most can be used with very little modification.
     
  5. jordhandson Member

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    Thanks Matt thats good to know, dads got me from what I can make out is a Kearney & Trecker Milwaukee Model 2HL Vertical Milling Machine looks pretty old but dad siad it will do what i need it to do. I did want a Bridgeport but as father says "beggers muss-ant be choosy" lol fingers crossed on this one. will know more next week when hopefully it will be in my shop

    Cheers Jordon

    Milwaukee Model H Vertical Milling Machine 4.jpg
     
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  6. MattH

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    Is that 40? Looks like it might be 50.

    I’ll happily swap my Bridgeport for that one.
     
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  7. Pete.

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    That thing looks like it could mill a Bridgeport in half!
     
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  8. jordhandson Member

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    Since dad told me today he got it i have managed to download a sort of manual for it and it states 40 National Standard Taper.
    Couldn't touch a Bridgeport unless there were problems with it dad recons they usually make anything from 1000 quid ad got this at scrap value in working order, you've bucked my spirts up, will do some more research to see what they are like compared to the Bridgeports
     
  9. jordhandson Member

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    Keep it coming Pete your making me feel better lol
     
  10. MattH

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    Not joking. I’d swap!
     
  11. Pete.

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    I wasn't kidding either - that cutter you have in the spindle, you couldn't even use that properly in a Bridgy.
     
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  12. MattH

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    I’ve got a BP, a Cincinnati 2ML Horizontal and a big Europa5000 (which is like a BP on steroids).
    Because of this the BP doesn’t get used and I’d rather have a fixed head vertical.
     
  13. jordhandson Member

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    OMG just found the serial no and it dates to one of 40 made in August 1942 jessuss thats older than father omg pre war boo hoo
     
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  14. jordhandson Member

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    ah well i off to drown my sorrows musnt be choosy lol
     
  15. Richiew Forum Supporter

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    No need to be drowning sorrows, you should be celebrating.

    It's made proper.
     
  16. Pete.

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    1942 isn't pre-war - it's middle of war! There's a better than evens chance that it was a war-effort machine because just about everything was in those years. You might even find some markings on it, like on my 1943 lathe which has a flaming bomb stamp.
     
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  17. Tiggy_dorset

    Tiggy_dorset It looks just like a bought one!

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    Woah man! That's a beast. A lot of us here would bite your hand off for that. You should be happy as a pig in brown stuff.
     
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  18. pressbrake1

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    I saw that on eBay. I did laugh when it sold for £50 more than the buy it now! Funny old eBay
    That’s a made in USA k&t not a made under license cva one.
    40int spindle.
    When I apprenticed as a machine tool fitter I scrapped in one of those which is harder than you think as it has to be dead on with the head
     
  19. jordhandson Member

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    Hi guys thanks for the uplifting comments I am a lot happier today about the incoming mill be just watched a video on the utube
    Looks like its gonna be a good bit of kit.

    Wednesdays the big day will post you some info when its here.

    Cheers
     
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  20. jordhandson Member

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    Ha ha yes pressbrake dad did cuss when he had to go more than the buy now you win some you loos some £550 dad seems to think its still a good price though, aint got to pay no one to move it and not to far from us.
     
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