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    Gary, To answer your questions: 1....

    Gary,
    To answer your questions:

    1. Fortunately my lathe came with the complete set of change gears

    2. I am using a BXA and that seems about right for this lathe (and I can use BXA on my...
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    Hi Mark, no intention of being controversial...

    Hi Mark, no intention of being controversial here, so to answer your questions more clearly:

    "So you are saying that America used metric and BSW threads in the sixties to the extent that the...
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    "Look at the screwcutting tables.Whitworth and...

    "Look at the screwcutting tables.Whitworth and metric,not a lot of use to the average American back in the day when this was made."

    On the contrary, since the Whitworth screwcutting settings...
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    AvioP: Ouch, 700 Euros! Were those the factory...

    AvioP:

    Ouch, 700 Euros! Were those the factory specified Gamet or some other manufacturer? I have heard that the Gamet tapered roller bearings are quite expensive. The spindle bearings in my SAIMP...
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    Carl, Glad to help with the base plan drawing....

    Carl,

    Glad to help with the base plan drawing. That's one fancy skid you built up!

    I just now saw the link in your post to the pics of the SAIMP lathe you are getting. Looks like a nice NC...
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    Carl, You probably have the hole next to the...

    Carl,

    You probably have the hole next to the leveling screw as it shows in the manual. See attached scan of the manual for floor mount dimensions. The dims Q, V and M are the locations of the...
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    Carl, Definitely metric, mine take a 24mm box...

    Carl,

    Definitely metric, mine take a 24mm box end wrench.

    You may not need to remove the leveling screws if you have the extra hold down hole next to the leveler like mine. I takes up to a 5/8...
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    Carl, The lift holes are cast in the base and...

    Carl,

    The lift holes are cast in the base and vary in size. On mine they will just nicely accept a 1.375 diameter round bar. A couple of the holes are almost 1.5 inch.

    Attached is the lift...
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    Carl, Just now saw your question so sorry for...

    Carl,

    Just now saw your question so sorry for the lack of a more prompt reply.

    The Saimp KS155 is 83" long X 31" deep (including taper attachment and apron handles). The height to the top of...
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    Some more pictures

    Here are some more pics of the SAIMP:

    http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae161/Photosteve1/SAIMP%20KS155%20LATHE/SAIMP_P4_C0I1316.jpg
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    SAIMP KS155 12X40 Italian Lathe

    I have a SAIMP 12 X 40 toolroom quality lathe made in Italy that I purchased from a local dealer over a year ago and have been very pleased with. It is a fairly rigid machine with plenty of capacity...
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