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    Which lathes can cut threads against stop more than Hardinge ?

    The Feeler 11 X 18 Super High Precision Hardinge copy will do it I believe.
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    For Sale, Bridgeport Model E Shaping Head

    Bridgeport shaping head, totally rebuilt including motor, meaning all new seals, bearings, clapper spring, felts, pinion gear, hardened pinion gear spacer, lock tabs, painted and run in for 2 hours. No tooling included. $2250.
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    Possible Scammer trolling the for sale/wanted posts

    All good points to protect yourself and family from scammers. But you need to be extra vigilant these days. Case in point, my wife received an email from our bank requesting that she follow a link to clarify a questionable transaction that was flagged. Luckily she asked me to look at the message...
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    Possible Scammer trolling the for sale/wanted posts

    I posted that I'm looking to buy a Tree 2UVR-C milling machine. A member with the screen name davesw276 and zero posts contacted me through PM saying it you are still interested in a Tree mill text me at 1 336 864 1704. I replied, asking for more information like photos, condition, tooling...
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    Need help with a Bridgeport Shaping head clapper spring.

    Update: A friend in Connecticut took his Bridgeport shaping head clapper box apart and measured the flat spring. Attached are photos and dimensions of the spring in case anyone else wants to make one. 2.176" long 0.723" wide 0.065" thick 0.3615" radius on one end 0.166" diameter hole 0.243"...
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    Need help with a Bridgeport Shaping head clapper spring.

    Update: A friend in Connecticut took his Bridgeport shaping head clapper box apart and measured the flat spring. Attached are photos and dimensions of the spring in case anyone else wants to make one. 2.176" long 0.723" wide 0.065" thick 0.3615" radius on one end 0.166" diameter hole 0.243"...
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    Do all 13 lathes

    The only DoAll 13" lathe I'm familiar is the 13 X 40 made in Brazil. A friends bought it used years ago and hated it from the moment he powered it up until he sold it 20 years later. It was the noisiest geared head lathe either of us had ever been around. That being said, it was accurate and...
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    OT Help needed troubleshooting Hot Water Heating System

    There are several types of coin vents and they will all leak in time. Mine were brass cap type with a gasket under the cap. Over time the gasket would get brittle, crack then start to leak. To my knowledge you can't just buy gaskets, you have to buy the cap with a gasket in it generally in packs...
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    OT Help needed troubleshooting Hot Water Heating System

    I had a similar system. One loop for the upstairs and one for the downstairs, 125,000 BTU 1970's vintage gas fired boiler heating 2200 square feet. My house is a split entry so the head pressure to the upstairs is roughly 2.6 psi (.433 lbs/ft X 6 ft). I think a flow meter is unnecessary. During...
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    Need help with a Bridgeport Shaping head clapper spring.

    I'm rebuilding a Bridgeport Model E shaping head that is missing the flat spring for the clapper. Initially I thought it would be a slam dunk building it, especially since I had flat spring material on hand. However, as I found out that's not the case. So I'm hoping someone on this forum...
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    Need help with a Bridgeport Shaping head clapper spring.

    I'm rebuilding a Bridgeport Model E shaping head that is missing the flat spring for the clapper. Initially I thought it would be a slam dunk building it, especially since I had flat spring material on hand. However, as I found out that's not the case. So I'm hoping someone on this forum has...
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    WTB Tree 2UVR-C milling machine, might also consider a Tree 2UVR milling machine

    As the title says I want to buy a Tree manual milling machine. I prefer the 2UVR-C model but would consider a 2UVR. PM me if you have one or know of one. Thanks in advance.
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    Looking for Bridgeport Model E shaping head parts source

    Not much public action on this post but I did get a hit privately. A member of this forum skilled in part numbers researched the Garlock seal for me and was able to cross it to a NAPA oil seal part # NOS 32397. As luck would have it the seal was available locally for about $41.00. It's not a...
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    Looking for Bridgeport Model E shaping head parts source

    I recently bought a model E shaping head that required some work. A new pinion gear for stroke adjustment has been purchased from American Machine and Gear. Bearings and most of the seals from my local bearing supplier. However there is a large heavy duty Garlock seal that I can't seem to locate...
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    Sharp Model SMT-1500V

    I'm in the same boat as you. I bought a Sharp milling machine and have not been able to get any information on it. It is a Sharp built under military contract for one of the branches. I have all the data tags and the name of the company that built the controls but neither Sharp or the controls...
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