woops yes sorry got my history a bit wrong there
Cheers richi father recons there wont be many Chinese vintage machines around in the future lol
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!
K and T were special
Had a quick skip through that. Bookmarked for later viewing.
Some interesting turret designs there.
Theres even a five axis shown, in the early sixties!
Caught that one. All from punch cards too iirc
Yes I am 3 minuets into this movie dam internet keeps dropping out today though very frustrating
Big day tomorrow (collection day) cant wait watch this space woop woop ,..........sorry a little exited
Don't drop it on your toe
you should be, by owning a k&t you can finally call yourself a man
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.
Wouldnt have much left if one did heavy or what, glad we had the balance right on the trailer
I should add not as manly as me as my k&t is a 50hp high power
A 50HP K&T? What's it weigh 5 tons?
Around that mark , four ton forklift would only lift on tilt .motor is 35kw so I exaggerated by a couple of hp.
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.
Lovely monstrous bit of kit.
Will take some very heavy cuts - keep the scrap man happy!
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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