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    Replacement Spindle for Abene VHF-3BS

    Hi, I would love to get the name of guys in your area who can straighten shafts. I have continued to search in my area, and can't find anyone up for the task. Don't care about the shipping, getting desperate... Thanks much, W
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    Replacement Spindle for Abene VHF-3BS

    Oddly enough, the bearing areas are fine. The apex of "bow" is in the middle of the spline, right where the two bevel gears mesh. You can see epic wear in the teeth of both gears, suggesting that the shaft is swinging at that point, causing serious chatter with the teeth. Compared to the one new...
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    Replacement Spindle for Abene VHF-3BS

    What is the maximum deposition of material (with hard chrome)? As in, roughly, how much re-ground correction can be expected, and maintain surface strength? I wish it was simply a bearing journal, and not a fluted slide-way that takes a bit of punishment. Below are a couple of pics, where it...
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    Replacement Spindle for Abene VHF-3BS

    Hi folks, Is there any hope in finding a replacement spindle for my #5xxx, Abene VHF-3BS? It has been a very long road, trying to get the Abene VHF-3BS, moving quill, up and running. I finally got a a new set of bevel gears for the head, not quite understanding why I needed them, until I...
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    Abene VHF-3BS Spindle Removal

    Thanks so much, that makes it clear. Believe it or not, as I read your post, I realized I had already read it, back when you posted it, and I printed it to a pdf. I thought I would need it someday, so I put it someplace safe, so safe, I never found it again... Cheers, W
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    Abene VHF-3BS Spindle Removal

    Hi folks, Has anyone with an Abene VHF-3BS (quill head) ever taken their head apart? (Mid 80's vintage) I am opening everything up to clean and re-grease. I have taken out the nose guide ring, and the down-feed mechanism. The only thing left is to slide the spindle sleeve out of the head. I...
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    Abene VHF-3 Universal Milling Machine FS Central New York

    Mill was sold several years ago Mill has been sold. Thanks W
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    For Sale ! ! !

    Abene VHF-3 FS - Universal Milling Machine Hi folks, I have an Abene VHF-3 in good condition, running, for sale in the fingerlakes area of NY. Unit is missing overarm support and sump pump, but otherwise in tact. 6HP main motor, 2HP on the 3 axis drive. Swingable head for horizontal or vertical...
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    Abene VHF-3 Universal Milling Machine FS Central New York

    Hi folks, I have an Abene VHF-3 in good condition, running, for sale in the fingerlakes area of NY. Unit is missing overarm support and sump pump, but otherwise in tact. 6HP main motor, 2HP on the 3 axis drive. Swingable head for horizontal or vertical milling. Unique angled ram for setting head...
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    Abene vhf-3 just landed in my garage - VFD ok on feed motor?

    Abene extra shaft curious to know if the extended shaft spins with the transmission shaft or is stationary the shaft rotates with the spindle - i didn't take notice when the mill was under power whether it was rotating at the same speed - i wrongly thought at the sellers shop that it was the...
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    Abene vhf-3 just landed in my garage - VFD ok on feed motor?

    Thanks for the collective wisdom - I will try and run both motors first, off the RPC as is, just good to know and be ready if I need to order a VFD. I have to admit to being a bit of an electro-geek, so the VFD was as much gadgetry curiosity as practical. I often listen to the cutter, and run...
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    Abene vhf-3 just landed in my garage - VFD ok on feed motor?

    ll pretty old, manufactured well before the advent of the VFD. But, if you exercise some decent caution, then there is no reason why you cannot use a VFD. yes, the insulation breakdown issue was rattling around my brain. yes as a converter, and maybe speed control, though the gearing gives a...
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    Abene vhf-3 just landed in my garage - VFD ok on feed motor?

    Greetings, New forum member with an Abene vhf-3, ser#3803, in central ny. The mill is in ok shape, but missing the overarm support and a proper drawbar. The drawbar turned out to be a piece of threaded rod. Cauls on the face of the spindle are a little dinged up, I suppose from not having the...
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