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Old 11-28-2018, 09:19 PM
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I have not laid them out to check yet. I did see a 7/8", 3/8" and 1/2" while loading them up. I expect they are by sixteenths. I will check tomorrow. I did pul up a manual and was surprised to see that the fasteners are all SAE instead of metric. The missing gib screw is 5/16-18 thread. Should be easy to find one now. Going to pull the belts tomorrow to get some numbers.
yeah let me know on the R8 collets see what you have or don't have
I do have some extras if your missing some in-between sizes if I have the ones in the size your missing you would be welcome to them... I for get what brand they are I know the are mixed brand names but not chinesium
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Old 11-28-2018, 09:57 PM
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yeah let me know on the R8 collets see what you have or don't have
I do have some extras if your missing some in-between sizes if I have the ones in the size your missing you would be welcome to them... I for get what brand they are I know the are mixed brand names but not chinesium
I will post the list tomorrow.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:27 AM
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Nice find. Now there are no excuses for expert fabrication from you.


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Old 11-29-2018, 12:46 AM
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Very nice! Was it a Craigslist find?
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Going to pull the belts tomorrow to get some numbers.
Chris, you'll be doing yourself a favor if you replace them with Fenner-type tab lock belts. They cut a lot of the vibration from the machine, assuming the spindle bearings are good.
If you decide the spindle bearings are noisy/loose, remember to specify the "P" in the part number, for Precision bearings. They are not terribly expensive & will be available through local bearing supplies, not Harbor Freight.
Also, if you do decide to replace them I can dig out the link to a step-by-step guide from one of Mildred's old threads. It seems to be a fairly common need on old Rong Fu mill drills.
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Congratulations, Chris. Welcome to the world of the round column PITA.


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Old 11-29-2018, 09:48 AM
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Nice find. Now there are no excuses for expert fabrication from you.


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Very nice! Was it a Craigslist find?
Yes it was. I first looked at it about 9 months ago. Been trying a few times to haggle with him, but to no avail, so finally did the deed.

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Chris, you'll be doing yourself a favor if you replace them with Fenner-type tab lock belts. They cut a lot of the vibration from the machine, assuming the spindle bearings are good.
If you decide the spindle bearings are noisy/loose, remember to specify the "P" in the part number, for Precision bearings. They are not terribly expensive & will be available through local bearing supplies, not Harbor Freight.
Also, if you do decide to replace them I can dig out the link to a step-by-step guide from one of Mildred's old threads. It seems to be a fairly common need on old Rong Fu mill drills.
I have the tab lock belts on the lathe and they are quieter. The initial run says the bearings are all good.
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Congratulations, Chris.
It's a slope for sure, but the round column is a good beginners machine. If you start lusting after a knee mill, you will have outgrown this one by then.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:21 PM
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yeah let me know on the R8 collets see what you have or don't have
I do have some extras if your missing some in-between sizes if I have the ones in the size your missing you would be welcome to them... I forget what brand they are I know the are mixed brand names but not chinesium
I have 1/8" through 7/8" by sixteenths. Expect that will do me at least for now.
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:51 PM
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I have 1/8" through 7/8" by sixteenths. Expect that will do me at least for now.
Ok No problem....
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