One for the millers

  1. jordhandson Member

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    woops yes sorry got my history a bit wrong there
     
  2. jordhandson Member

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    Cheers richi father recons there wont be many Chinese vintage machines around in the future lol
     
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  3. pressbrake1

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    They are serious bits of kit. I nearly bought it but I couldn't justify another mill especially a small one. I did bid just to make sure a scrapy didn't get their dirty d beaters on it.
    Manual machines reached their zenith in the forties and fifties after that any 'improvements' made them more unreliable. Once you have used a real mill bridgeports are painful , my bport is relegated to being a coordinate drill!
     
  4. pressbrake1

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    K and T were special
     
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  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Had a quick skip through that. Bookmarked for later viewing.

    Some interesting turret designs there.
     
  6. pressbrake1

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    Theres even a five axis shown, in the early sixties!
     
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  7. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Caught that one. All from punch cards too iirc
     
  8. jordhandson Member

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    Yes I am 3 minuets into this movie dam internet keeps dropping out today though very frustrating
     
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  9. jordhandson Member

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    Big day tomorrow (collection day) cant wait watch this space woop woop ,..........sorry a little exited
     
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  10. Pete.

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    Don't drop it on your toe :D
     
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  11. pressbrake1

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    you should be, by owning a k&t you can finally call yourself a man:thumbup:
     
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  12. jordhandson Member

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    What a day its been lovely and dry, The mill is now back home in the shop, still sat on the trailer though, dam heavy machine wow must go all of nearly 2 tons. I have decided to keep it on the trailer for a few days, re-arrange a few things in my tool room whilst giving it bit of a clean and service, also renew some of the cabling it looks ok but to me its a bit perished especially the cable from the on/off switch on the top lever, make sense to me to do it now rather than later, Picking up a three phase plug in the morning to run it up on the trailer once I have figured out the wiring. Will post more when it in situ.

    Cheers

    Jord SEP_0048.JPG
     
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  13. jordhandson Member

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    Wouldnt have much left if one did heavy or what, glad we had the balance right on the trailer
     
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  15. pressbrake1

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    I should add not as manly as me as my k&t is a 50hp high power:D
     
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  16. Pete.

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    A 50HP K&T? What's it weigh 5 tons?
     
  17. pressbrake1

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    Around that mark , four ton forklift would only lift on tilt .motor is 35kw so I exaggerated by a couple of hp.
     
  18. Bill Edwards Member

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    Think you’ve got a good buy there, a solid machine at scrap price is usually good. I can’t understand why you’d rather have a Bridgeport? They are versatile but there’s a rigid machine that makes a BP seem like a toy.

    As to the taper I believe that INT and BT tooling are not the same, the latter being common on cnc gear. Can’t remember where I heard it but I think it’s correct, so be careful.
     
  19. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Lovely monstrous bit of kit.
    Will take some very heavy cuts - keep the scrap man happy!
     
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  20. pressbrake1

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    The difference is in the spindle drive tenon depth and no drawbar thread part so you make up a longer drawbar to utilise the pullstud thread
     
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