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    Zerk oiler issues

    I’m in the process of putting my BP series one step pulley back together and have a question about the zerks on the saddle. I’ve flushed the lines and cleaned the zerks but can’t get the way oil to transfer through. I’m using the the “push lube” system from H and W. Previous owner had of course...
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    Pictures or comments please

    Rebuilding my 1 series J head step pulley BP. Noticed the lower side of the aluminum housing surrounding the pulley on the right side as you face the machine is curved compared to the left. Not sure if this is original or damaged. It presents no mechanical issues but I’m curious if it was bent...
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    Vise size recommendations

    In the process of “restoring” my first Bridgeport. Step pulley 1hp 9x42 table. It included an Enco vise (8in) with swivel base. The vise seems to overwhelm the table with excessive overhang. I’ll be doing mostly small hobbiest type projects. For those that have similar machines is there a...
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    Ingersoll 5m5p-20R01 face mill

    I am looking into an ingersoll face mill (5m5p-20R01). 2 inch cutting diameter. I can get it for a very reasonable price. I run a Bridgeport step pulley 1hp. I make small projects out of steel, aluminum and brass. Is the face mill a reasonable addition?
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    BP step pulley noise

    Bought my first BP. J head step pulley 1hp. When I was buying, it was known there was a noise that appeared to be coming from the front pulley. Seller said they thought/assumed it was a bearing. The only thing that would alter the noise was - the lower the belt was on the pulley the louder and...
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    Carbide inserts

    Favored brands of carbide inserts vs ones to avoid. Go!!!!!
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    Sandvik face mill

    Recently purchased my first Bridgeport. It came with a Sandvik face mill (RA265.2-080M). Anyone know size/type of inserts that it takes?
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    Sheldon lathe

    UXL 24862 anyone have info on a Sheldon lathe with these numbers?
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    Shipping Chicago to Kalamazoo

    Anyone know of a reliable and reasonable rigging/shipping company for a milling machine? Approx 2500 pounds. Chicago to Kalamazoo
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    Shipping machinery from Chicago to southwest Michigan

    Anyone know of reasonable shipping/rigging company to haul machine from Chicago to Kalamazoo area of SW MI?
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    Best vintage lathes

    Curious how folks would rank lathes in terms of desirability. I know that is a loaded question so here is what I'm looking for. Give me your top 3-4 lathes in terms of quality etc.. I have a small SB, but would like to get a bigger (floor model) lathe as a project. I have been looking at some SB...
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    SB way angle problem

    Trying to make a carriage stop for my SB 10k. Does anyone know or how do I find the angle of the way? Not much out there in terms of plans or direction. Seems most people just wing it. As a newbie I'd prefer to follow plans. Any help appreciated.
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    57/64th drill bit

    Stopped in to a local second hand metal supplier. They have lots of reclaimed metal. They also have tools, motors etc. They had a bin of new Chicago Latrobe 57/64th drill bits. I don't have many larger bits and for 2 bucks couldn't pass it up. Problem is I don't have a chuck to hold it. Would...
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    Shars vs discount_machine

    So is it just me or is discount_machine on Ebay just Shars but on Ebay? Or is this an outlet that sells Shars returns etc?
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    Carriage taper attachment question

    Trying to find taper attachment, but unsure if carriage attachment site is incorrect. Could my carriage be replacement?
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    Taper attachment needed

    Anyone have or know of where I might find a taper attachment for my 10K? Please and thank you
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    Knurling help

    Recently got a scissor style knurling tool. Came with medium grade wheels (diamond). Was looking at getting coarse and/or fine wheels. Web site notes right or left? I know I'm a newbie, are you only suppose to knurl in one direction?
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    SB 10k gearbox

    Can someone identify if the gearing here is original or replacement version? The lead screw gears appear odd?
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    SB 10K collets

    Interested in starting to use collets. Recently acquired a Linley boring/milling machine. Thought having some collet blocks for work holding might be nice. Would like to get collets that would crossover quickly and easily to my SB 10k. Recommendations on collets and set ups that folks find “best...
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    Linley boring and milling machine

    If anyone owns or has used a Linley boring and milling machine can they tell me how they get their collets out? The regular collets seem to self release usually, the MT1 fixed collet does not!! Was there a tool that was used????
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