Taiwanese J-Head clone?

Justmillingaround

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Hey all, hoping there are some folks around here that are way better versed in older Asian BP clones than I am. Recently stumbled into a deal on this old girl that I couldn’t pass on, unfortunately the name plate is missing from the head and I have not been able to find any other identifying info on it. Take a look and any info would be helpful. TIA
 

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jwmelvin

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I also recently got a Taiwan-made BP clone. Mine is a Millport. It has a different-looking motor. The Millport uses imperial fasteners on the main machine but most of the head is metric, other than a couple of things.
 

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I have a Bridgeport clone that looks exactly like yours. Mine is a 1980 Enco 9 x 42. The only difference that I see is mine has a 2 speed motor.
Mine has a nameplate above the door on the left hand side "She Hong Industries - Taiwan"
The one shot oiler and it's armored oil line are identical. I have mine ripped apart for paint and bearings.
 

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Forgot to include the manual. This should get you started.
 

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My Millport is also 1980 She Hong Industrial Co., Ltd.
 

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Thank you for the info. I just got this girl home yesterday, and will be going over it with a fine tooth comb in the coming days looking for any info I can find. I will update as I go.
 

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Look at H&W machine on Youtube They have videos showing how to repair/replace everything on your mill. They also sell parts. There are many other parts sources once you start looking for them.
 

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Thanks Earl, I have watched several of H&W's videos, and will continue to watch many videos to learn as much as possible. I have already found a few differences between the true BP mill and my clone.
 

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I too have a Bridgeport clone that is similar to yours. My Mill is a 2006 Hafco BM-20E with a 9" X 49" table and a two speed 2HP motor. After I got the manual for mine (I'll attach the manual) I found out that the actual part numbers in my manual are Bridgeport part numbers. From what I been able to find out my Mill is a clone of a Bridgeport Series 1 J-head. Earl the motor on Justmillingaround's Mill is a two speed motor as it's a dual pole motor like mine. If you go to post number #5,476 at this link you will see my mill My Mill
 

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So how is it going with your new mill? My Enco is going back together slowly. I have replaced every bearing in the machine - all of the unsealed bearings had grease that had turned to a substance that I couldn't cut with any chemical that I could think of. It chipped when hit with a small chisel. That has been a lot of fun without an arbor press. Barry (from H&W) makes everything look easy. What takes him less than two minutes, takes me several hours!!! I have all of the sub-assemblies back together. Received my power feeds today. The extension shaft for the Z axis didn't fit. My machine has 20 TPI threads on the elevation crank and the extension shaft has 16 TPI. I had to make a new extension shaft for my previous mill when I added the z axis power feed. I will see what the vendor has to say.
 
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