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Old Nov 10, 2006, 03:11 PM
Russell
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Re: Converting a Myford S7 to Imperial

Hi Ian

I expect someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I think even metric
Myfords have imperial lead screws. Cheapest and easiest therefore would
be a cross slide screw and nut which would bring it to correct spec for
a metric machine.

Russell

strikergreen97 wrote:

> Hi, I am new to Model Engineering and have just purchased a good (to
> me) Myford Super 7. It looks like the previous owner looked after it
> well and started to converter it to an Imperial Machine but did not
> finish the job.
>
> The LeadScrew is 8 TPI with wheel marked in 0.125" per revolution.
> 0.001" steps..
> The CrossSlide is 10 TPI but still has the Metric micrometer Dials.
> Very Confusing.
> The TopSlide (compound Slide) has a 2mm pitch Screw and Metric Dials.
>
> My question is it easy to swap the metric items menchioned above to
> imperial. ?
>
> The Lathe also came with a 3 Phase Motor 370W (1/2 Hp) Book Crompton,
> which I am thinking of converting to Variable Speed, But thats another
> day, one thing at once.
>
> thanks ian.
>


Old Nov 10, 2006, 05:11 PM
Charles Lamont
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Re: Converting a Myford S7 to Imperial


>Myford Super 7
>
>The LeadScrew is 8 TPI with wheel marked in 0.125" per revolution.
>0.001" steps..
>The CrossSlide is 10 TPI but still has the Metric micrometer Dials.
>Very Confusing.
>The TopSlide (compound Slide) has a 2mm pitch Screw and Metric Dials.
>
>My question is it easy to swap the metric items menchioned above to
>imperial. ?


You can get imperial (or metric) feedscrews, nuts and dials from Myford.

Fortunately you do not want a metric leadscrew, as these are still not
made, AFAIK.

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Charles Lamont
 


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