Worth Looking at a centec 2A?

  1. MattF

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    With the lathes site, you need to take anything you read with a pinch of salt. Tony isn't always correct in what he writes.
     
  2. julianthegypsy Member

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    The Centec was a very popular and well known mill, I'd be surprised if he was wrong on this one. The reversing switch, surprisingly, seems tp bear it out! I just have these awful visions of work being accidentally fed into a tool going the wrong way and tje resulting mayhem!
     
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  3. brightspark

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    my brigie has reverse on it and its standard . you can auto run the table back if you reverse it
     
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  4. julianthegypsy Member

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    Ooooh, good point!
     
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  6. Seadog

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    So close :laughing: No room :(
     
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  7. Rannsachair

    Rannsachair Forum Supporter

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    Should perhaps be under today I acquired.... Horizontal arm for the horizontal mill attachment arrived today. Just need to clean it up, paint and give it a try :laughing:
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  8. mm289 Member

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    Fantastic, well done:clapping: where on earth did you find that?
    Cheers,
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  9. Rannsachair

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    I set a watch on ebay and it came up, I was surprised as I thought I would end up buying a complete rough machine to get it.

    Centecs are surprisingly more common than I thought :laughing:
     
  10. julianthegypsy Member

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    You can get a spacer block for these to lift the head and make more bed clearance too. Useful addition maybe...
     
  11. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    Only replying so I can go through all the pictures and ask questions.

    Have a Centec 2, or rather a pair, that I’m making one out of so more pictures of yours would be excellent so I can get pieces in the right places.

    Wonder if the vertical head would fit the 2?
     
  12. Rannsachair

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    Yes, They are on http://www.lathes.co.uk/centec/page6.html I emailed twice enquiring and never got a response.
     
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  13. Rannsachair

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    I will take more pics tonight. Ket me know if there is anything in particular you want a pic of.
     
  14. Rannsachair

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    Took a few more pics tonight:

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