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    Default I bought a Bridgport

    not a china machine but 1800 pounds or steel rite from Connecticut. it needs a little bit of work to hook up as it is 3 ph and I think I will give it a real good once over before I try to work it but it is going to be delivered this coming week!! I am very excited!
    I will post pics as soon as I can
    I do not have the exact measurements as far as X and Y travel in the table but it is a full size floor machine not just a bench top. I cant wate to start to "play" with it.

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    That is great news Hotbarrel! Now you can get to making me some barrels Have fun with it and send us some pics.
    Last edited by Cimarron; 11-11-2006 at 01:07 PM.

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    Great score HB! Now the tooling quest begins! What all came with it re: collets, vise, hold downs, etc?

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    Good on you. I've wanted one for years but never had a place to put it. Enjoy. Can't wait to see what goodies you will be able to produce now.

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    Don't drop it on your toes!
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    Congratulations! I'm a bench-top owner, and wish I had more XYZs!

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    That's terrific news. What kind of new goodies are you going to start cranking out for us? LOL
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    if it did not come with the feed driver I would get one. the .2" per turn gets you a sore hand at the end of the day. congrads, let the chips fly!!!! muttman

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    sorry for slow reply guys , new job has extreamly long days then a few extra days off. so it is good to be back.
    as for tooling.. their is a fairly large vise, 1 collet, a few hold downs, and that is about it.
    as for future working ideas. I have no plans at this time other than stripping it down and bring it back up then dealing with 3 PH issue. I allready have an extra motor to use as a phase generator, but I still need to hook it up and test it.
    yesterday I made an order with victor machine. I ordered a full collet set, a horizontal rotery devise that takes C-5 collets, I do not why but it looked good, a large end mill adaptor, a fist full of roughing mills, and I got a reemer for the taper inside the spindle and one for the tail stock of my lathe. I have a huge box of carbide mills so I did not buy any of them.
    hopefully they guys will be here to deliver the machine in a couple hours!!
    yes their is a power feed BUT the motor is appart , maby good, maby not, but the gear box all seems good. if the motor is bad I will definatly be getting it repaired.
    I believe their is a 40 inch table on this machine. certainly big enough to bring a trunion down to fit a 1.5MM reciever. lol

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    Bradd -- I've one that's 50 years old and it does its part if I do mine. Its got a good bit of backlash and I have to be careful when I start or change directions or it will snap an end mill.

    PBB posted a mod that changes the lead screw and I'm trying to "screw" up the nerve to remove the table and do it.

    I've got one of the phase converters -- it works fine.
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