- Mar 30, 2019
Have you look at vintagemachinery.org? Either their publication reprints and/or photo index.
Thanks, for the heads up on the images, I new here and still stumbling around! I was looking on this thread for various pictures. I looks like it may be a 645.If the price is right , it's a good machine
Index does that work, but you must send the spindle and quill to them, assembled, When they grind it to R8, you will not get full contact between spindle and collet. The price is not cheap, and there is freight both ways. Buy a few B&S #9 collets (3/8, 1/2, 5/8, and 3/4") and then use straight shank tooling in the collets. That is a good system, without any modifications needed.considering having it converted to R-8, but don’t know how much it cost. I’ve heard that the original company will do it, but not for sure.
Index does that work, but you must send the spindle and quill to them, assembled, When they grind it to R8, you will not get full contact between spindle and collet. The price is not cheap, and there is freight both ways. Buy a few B&S #9 collets (3/8, 1/2, 5/8, and 3/4") and then use straight shank tooling in the collets. That is a good system, without any modifications needed.
I was afraid of that. I have a set of B&S#9 collets. Guess I may just stick with them.Join owwm.org and post as question under their "Old Metalworking Machines" forum and maybe someone there might be able to help you.
Using all tooling in collets works well, especially if you try to use only a couple diameters of shanks (like 3/8 and 5/8") for the bulk of the tooling. You will save time by not having to change collets. The shanks can also be short, only about an inch to inch and a quarter long, and that also helps to gets tooling in and out of setups without constantly moving the table or quill up and down. It is great for drill chucks, boring heads, and similar tooling, and it also saves you from buying difficult to find and relatively expensive B&S #9 shanks for all your tooling, which then become dedicated to use in the mill only. Short, straight shanks are the way to go for an inexpensive, versatile, and highly useful tooling system. The final advantage is that the straight shank tooling will also fit your next mill just as they are.convenienty is not worth a grand!
I got that name in high school, because I was skinny and hung out at all the boneyards/salvage yards around the country side. I beat one of those afflictions .....at 240 lbs....... lolWith a Name like Boneyard I should have known you are well versed in the laws of separation!