Hi all! I'm joining the Lathe club! I've had a mill for about a year and love it. Now I finally found a lathe. It's a Summit 19-4 x 60. It's going to need some work to get it up to spec but I'm up to the task.
I have a 16-3 x 80, agree with jcp, there's not much in the manual. For example you have to change out a gear to cut 11 1/2 tpi, you'll never figure it out using the manual, guess the manual indicated something had to be done. Believe its made in Poland, a lot was lost in the translation.
I've had it for 12 or 13 years, been a great lathe.
Maybe contact Summit in Oklahoma, they may be able to help you out.
The shop had four Summit lathes. Two from Czechoslovakia, one from Taiwan, one from Spain. I’ll bet yours is Czech built.
If Summit can’t provide you with a manual I might can get you some pics of the necessary pages from the shop.
What are you using for power? i.e. Do you have 3 phase power or a rotary phase converter? I had to convert the one I got from 440 volt 3 phase to 230 volt 3 phase so I could power with a 15HP RPC. So my advice is to check the wiring unless you know the voltage where it came from.