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    Default Mazak 18x60 - info wanted

    Dear all,

    Im looking for info for an older manual Mazak 18"x60 lathe, even a complete manual...

    No.1 right now is Im wondering what is the taper in the spindle normally? The bore is 80mm / 3 1/8"? It has D1-8. Id take a wild guess at Metric 80 cone??

    As you may have figured out its not in my possesion, yet.

    Not sure to post it here or in the General section but I know for a fact the are many lathe specialist in here. And if things go well Ill be happy to share it with you in the future, then it will fit very nicely under this Machine reconditioning section...

    Here is a link to a similar lathe on ebay, in a Very different condition than the one Im eyeing...
    MAZAK MK 46 X 15 Gap Cama Motor Torno de 18/25" "X 6" CC 3.14 Eje de diametro DRO | eBay

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    That is the older Mazak model. They were copied in China by Jinan First Machine Tools. The models they made were J1mk460 (or JFMT460) and J1mk530 (which was just a 460 with a bigger swing)

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    Seems to been a popular concept but not much info to find, easily, online. Anyway i got hold of some basic data sheet from the local Mazak dealer who was very professional and service minded. Still it didnt reveal the actual taper in the spindle. Only that the spindle adapter has an mt6 inside.. well, guess it'll be surprise surprise
    Dont know how to upload pdf but if there's interest for the few pages just drop me a pm.

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    I have the same lathe and I ordered a manual from Lathes + Machine Tool Archive I don't remember the cost but it is on their website. It is a very limited operators manual, but has a lot of parts breakdown. I bought it for the wiring schematics that are suppose to be in it. They are not but the other info is pretty good.
    Good Luck with your project.

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    Last week picked up a Mazak Hercules Ajax 18" Lathe. Was wondering if anybody found a source for the manuals? The UK website no longer list manual for this machine that I can see.
    Freddies Toys where in WI are you? I am in MPLS. Care if I pay a print shop to make copy?
    Can anybody tell me what oil is recommended for the head stock or anyplace else oil goes in this lathe?
    Looking for a compound slide hand crank.

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    Vacatra no 2 oil

    look on ebay for manual

    you have to make or repurpose parts

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    Vactra in the headstock?


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    This image is from a later model machine, just branded as Mazak, not the earlier Ajax Hercules. I suspect its good enough.

    mazak-lubrication-chart.jpg

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    I use Universal Tractor Transmission Oil in the headstock of my Mazak Ajax Hercules 16X60.
    Having done so for over 20 years with no issues.
    At times, I use the same oil to top off the apron reservoir to replace the oil that gets pumped on to the ways.

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    Thank you all for the information.

    I heard the $125 copy on eBay is a poor reproduction.

    Did find some handle knobs, a revolving handle needed for carriage feed and compound handle here

    Machine Knobs & Handles - Multiple Varieties & Sizes | Carr Lane

    Balanced Crank Handles | Carr Lane

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    I am sorry that I didn't see your post, if you still are looking for the manual You are welcome to copy it. I live over by Green Bay.

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    Did you ever find a manual for this lathe?

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    Do you still have your Mazak Hercules Ajax 18x60 lathe? I recently purchased one and am surprised at the lack of information out there for such a well made lathe. I am wondering what information you've discovered in your search.

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    I also picked up a Mazak 18x60 and have the manual along with wiring diagram. If anyone is in need I can make a quality copy of the manual for the actual cost to reproduce it and shipping. The electric diagram is an old blueprint type, not sure if I can get that copied due to the size.

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    Cool to find this thread still alive, i got hold of a scanned so im fine for now. Thanks everyone!

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    Did you ever purchase that Mazak Lathe?

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    I am trying to build a Mazak Hercules Ajax community on FB to support other Mazak manual lathe owners. These are good machines but little is known about them. I would love to get the word out so if you're interested check out the page and join, Mazak Hercules Ajax Manual Lathe


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