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Hafco AL900A lathe, is anyone able to identify what it really is?

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I left it at the copy shop yesterday. They said they thought they could make clean enlarged copies. It won't be a big expense. There is no earth shaking information. Reading it will not make one a journeyman. It does cover changing spindle speed, power feed controls, etc. I think it would be a good addition here as this is the most informative thread on these machines I have found. It's good to have as much information in one spot as we have. What others have posted here has been a great help to me. I'll do a bit of payback. Tom :cool:
 

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I picked up the copies today. They are far better than I expected and everything is clear. The illustrations are actually better than the originals. Now I have to figure out how to best get that clarity here. One thing I noticed while looking them over is that there is no brand name anywhere,. Not Shinwai, Hafco, Best Way, Jet...........nothing Just SW 900B. I'll get it on here soon.
 

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Tom.
Excellent.
If your scanner gives an output of .jpg files around 0.750mb to 2mb per page, that should work.
.png is a good format.
But shy away from PDF if you can, that "locks" the file and does not allow resizing etc.

Regards
Doug
 

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Tom.
All good thanks.
I was able to download them easily.
Many thanks for the trouble you have gone to.
Regards Doug
 

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You are welcome Doug. I hope this will help you and others with these machines.
 

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Tom.

Who knows, maybe somebody will surface with a SW-900A manual after seeing what you
have done.

Effectively however, it is just the tumbler gears and switch panel that make the difference between the 2 versions as far as I can tell.

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Doug.
 

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I have not seen another with the same switch set up as mine. The manual doesn't show switches. I don't know about the gear difference.
 

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Tom

Mine does not have the tumbler gear lever on the side. I has 3 shafts along the bed. Thread cut, drive shaft and on/off shaft. It also has the flat
face from the Norton box all the way down to the gear 2 gear selector levers. This is why I think it is the 900A. But essentially the same machine as yours. Regards Doug
 
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