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    Default old richards vertical borer ebay uk

    Richards borer, nothing to do with me , though if I could get him to take a kick id be tempted maybe...
    Look at this on eBay Vertical Borer Lathe 37" George Richards & Company | eBay

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    I've always liked " Richards " machines, they were very well designed and built usually. That machine is no exception. Having said that if I was looking for a Vertical Borer I'd go for a " Webster & Bennett " every day of the week. Bullet proof machines and many, many more machines out there and much more chance of spares, service and technical advice.

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    Pressbrake, that's got to be the one at Pickering. sure looks a wide footprint compared to W and B,less depth though I guess?
    Is the second toolpost really usefull or just if setting up for production work? I suppose it would be good if you did much tapered work, it's always a pain getting the Webster squared up again if you set it over as there is only a coarse worm adjuster and a bit of backlash.
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    Where I did my time all of the older borers were Richards ,newer were Scheiss ,they were good machines and had been run two shifts for decades ,none were as small as this one

    It was not often that the second ram was used but it does make sense as on big diameters taking a cut can take several hours on a large component ,putting an extra tool to work effectively doubles production ,same goes for planers.

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    Double post for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sable View Post
    Double post for some reason.
    Double toolpost....

    Doublemint - Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by sable View Post
    Where I did my time all of the older borers were Richards ,newer were Scheiss ,they were good machines and had been run two shifts for decades ,none were as small as this one

    It was not often that the second ram was used but it does make sense as on big diameters taking a cut can take several hours on a large component ,putting an extra tool to work effectively doubles production ,same goes for planers.
    In another thread I mentioned a company I briefly worked at whilst removing one of their planers. They also specialised in vertical boring. During the week we were there on the planer job one of their vertical boring machines was running a stainless steel job. This was also a " Richards " and the job was running when we started on the planer and it was still running when we left !

    I was chatting to the operator and he was running 3 machines including the big " Richards ". He was paid 2 wages for running the 3 machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruston3w View Post
    Pressbrake, that's got to be the one at Pickering. sure looks a wide footprint compared to W and B,less depth though I guess?
    Is the second toolpost really usefull or just if setting up for production work? I suppose it would be good if you did much tapered work, it's always a pain getting the Webster squared up again if you set it over as there is only a coarse worm adjuster and a bit of backlash.
    Richard.
    Hopefully you can use your special powers to get it for £1500 for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruston3w View Post
    Pressbrake, that's got to be the one at Pickering. sure looks a wide footprint compared to W and B,less depth though I guess?
    Is the second toolpost really usefull or just if setting up for production work? I suppose it would be good if you did much tapered work, it's always a pain getting the Webster squared up again if you set it over as there is only a coarse worm adjuster and a bit of backlash.
    Richard.
    On all the " Webster & Bennett " machines I worked on there were two little " rubbing strips ". One on each face of the swivel. When you squared up the turret the strips were parallel and you couldn't feel a step. That got you very near to square if not bang on pretty quickly. On some verticals I worked on they also had a tapered dowel that lined everything up.
    Regards Tyrone.

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    Love the address cast into it: Broadheath near Manchester.

    Is there another Broadheath somewhere else? Or is it for people who don't know where Broadheath is, but they could find Manchester?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wawoodman View Post
    Love the address cast into it: Broadheath near Manchester.

    Is there another Broadheath somewhere else? Or is it for people who don't know where Broadheath is, but they could find Manchester?

    A company that made rubber manufacturing machinery near to me did a similar thing. On their older machines they always cast their address as " Castleton, near Manchester " also.

    The first thing another company I worked for did was to either remove the identification from machines by hand grinding or if the that was too big a job cover it over with a piece of sheet metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post

    I was chatting to the operator and he was running 3 machines including the big " Richards ". He was paid 2 wages for running the 3 machines.

    Regards Tyrone.
    Bloody hell, where was the shop steward?

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    Guys,

    What is the difference between a vertical borer and a vertical turret lathe? That is, what sort of work is each used for, is there much overlap?

    The attached image shows a Richards, which I assume is a vertical turret lathe. Perhaps the turret can't be inclined? And I see a horizontal slide as well.

    I am guessing the turret version is more of a production machine?

    This nice looking machine is at Mainline Steam in Auckland.


    richards-mainline-01.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC99 View Post
    Bloody hell, where was the shop steward?
    Earning double bubble


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