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Thread: K&T Dividing head
05-19-2008, 05:50 PM #1
K&T Dividing head
I have a Model 2CH horizontal mill, and the chance to acquire a model K dividing head. 50 NMTB taper spindle 5:1 ratio... etc. Not the more typical Model H head
Seller tells me the model K head is huge, but the seller isn't what I would call a machinery expret, more of a junk dealer.
What can ask the seller to measure that would indicate if this head is suitable for my machine?
05-19-2008, 06:54 PM #2
It's a big en, my H model dividing head with a 6" chuck weighs 75-80 pounds and that is likely half the weight of a K
05-19-2008, 07:12 PM #3What can ask the seller to measure that would indicate if this head is suitable for my machine?
The bare Model K 10" head weighs 130 lbs, the 12" 175 and the 14" 245.
12-26-2009, 06:52 AM #4
Please help identify this Dividing Head.
This head came with my K&T 2K Horizontal. It mounts and aligns perfectly to
my low lead attachment and it looks like a K&T. It has a 40 to 1 ratio but it
look more like a a 5 to 1 model K with a little model H mixed in , but it isn't.
Can you help.
Last edited by ShopMan; 12-26-2009 at 01:57 PM.
12-26-2009, 07:14 AM #5
12-26-2009, 12:05 PM #6
12-26-2009, 01:53 PM #7
Here is a photo with what looks like a typical K&T number. I'm sorry I didn't
post it the first time.
Thank you for your interest, I hope you can help identify it.
12-26-2009, 03:01 PM #8
12" Model H heads lot of 15 completed December 1955. Clearly the H head got redesigned along the way
12-26-2009, 07:31 PM #9
12-27-2009, 04:35 AM #10I thought the H dividing head came in 8" and 10" sizes.
In the same catalog the 3H and 4H Universal mills are shown with Model K heads, at least they appear so with big plates and no gear cover on top.
I suppose later there were a few larger Model H (redesigned) heads made, but this is the only one I have ever seen.
12-27-2009, 08:30 AM #11
I love the 5:1 hypoid setup as I had a 14" model K sometime back but it was just too big for anything I have..
I have a model H ten inch dividing head that I usually use on my 2hl universal in conjunction with a low lead attachment..Just wish I could go to 5:1 indexing.. Mike
12-28-2009, 03:24 PM #12
A Look Inside
Here are some photos of the inside of my K&T??? Dividing Head.
This may help in identifying it.
Michael S. Fox
12-28-2009, 04:08 PM #13
Hello: Looks like a Model H dividing head.. Mod K has hypoid gears and is 5:1 whereas the Mod H is 40:1.. Give me the serial number and I can tell you exactly what you have and when it was made.. Why is the head disassembled? Just curious.. Mike
12-28-2009, 04:26 PM #14
I already identified it.
12-29-2009, 10:02 AM #15
I took it apart to check to see if all was OK and to give it a good
cleaning. Also on the Model H the worm is on top of the worm wheel.
On my head the worm is under the worm wheel. The photos show this.
The number is 3 over 7622
One of the photos shows this # on the top of the head.
Thanks for your help.
Michael S. Fox
12-29-2009, 11:08 AM #16
12-29-2009, 11:16 AM #17
The photo linked above shows 3-7622
See my post #8 that identifies this number above.
12-29-2009, 11:30 AM #18
12-29-2009, 02:57 PM #19
12" Model H dividing head December 1955.. Looks like they made 15 of them in this lot.. Quite unique though.. I wonder if we will ever see another one?
I have had the Model H with the gear cover on top and also the Model K but never had one like that yet.. Mike
12-29-2009, 03:36 PM #20
Johnoder / Ramsay1;
Well done and thank you both for your help. I will be sure to stamp this
info where the name plate use to be so whoever may get it in the future
won't have to wonder. Though I must tell you both it has been a pleasure
dealing with you.
Michael S. Fox