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  1. drummerdimitri

    Question about my SAG 12 S

    Thanks for clarifying this. What are the two tables on the right used for? Mod and Diameter pitch? Are those other standards of screws like Metric and Whitworth?
  2. drummerdimitri

    Question about my SAG 12 S

    Thanks for the help. My unit came with a carriage stop but the first thing I did was remove it as it was limiting how close I could get to the chuck and have no use for it at the moment. Good to know that the screw beneath the lever is for adjusting the feeding force. I'm assuming there is a...
  3. drummerdimitri

    Question about my SAG 12 S

    As I am getting more familiar with my newly acquired lathe, I am finding there are a few things I am not too sure of. Firstly, what is the purpose of the "Engaging lever for automatic feeds release"? It is item #26 in the user manual. Seems like unless it is protruding outwards, the automatic...
  4. drummerdimitri

    Adding a thread dial to a SAG 12 S

    I've been wondering what that thread graphic was for. Thanks for the useful tip! I was able to make my first thread successfully, however at first I was running the lead screw in the wrong direction and ended up making a left hand thread but what I liked about that was the fact that I was...
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    Adding a thread dial to a SAG 12 S

    Noted on the clutch. Yes it has a reverse switch located to the right side of the handhweels. Can I can switch it to reverse without stopping the chuck completely first? The groove idea is great and I will definitely be using it that way thanks for the tip.
  6. drummerdimitri

    Adding a thread dial to a SAG 12 S

    I will try this method thanks. Can I place the stop on the shoulder right before the thread so that when it hits it the clutch can kick out and I can do another pass this way until the thread is complete? If so, I might not need a thread dial as you mentioned.
  7. drummerdimitri

    Adding a thread dial to a SAG 12 S

    I was surprised to see that my newly acquired Graziano SAG 12S did not come with a thread dial indicator installed. How am I supposed to make accurate threads in this case? Also, would it be possible to add one? If so, how would I proceed with that?
  8. drummerdimitri

    To face or not to face plate?

    Very good and insightful replies. I guess face plate it is then!
  9. drummerdimitri

    To face or not to face plate?

    Does it make sense to buy a face plate for my lathe when I have a Bridgeport style milling machine? I'm trying to find use cases for it but with a mill and a boring head, it seems quite difficult. Are there operations that cannot be done on a mill that can be done using a face plate?
  10. drummerdimitri

    WTB: Graziano SAG 12 S steady rest

    Turns out they have identical bed ways so it's good to know that even a SAG 12's steady rest would work as well in this case.
  11. drummerdimitri

    Way oil alternatives

    Does anyone know what would be the best alternative to use instead of way oil on a milling machine and lathe slides? I ask because I cannot find way oil locally so something similar would have to do. I heard that hydraulic oil is a good substitute but I have no clue what grade to use so any...
  12. drummerdimitri

    WTB: Graziano SAG 12 S steady rest

    Thanks for that. I didn't think that the 12 and the 12 S would be the same but I can easily check this by taking a few measurements of the ways from the tailstock end like you said.
  13. drummerdimitri

    WTB: Graziano SAG 12 S steady rest

    Like the title says, I'm looking to buy an original one for my newly acquired lathe so please PM with offers if you have one for sale. The unit will have to be shipped to Lebanon at an extra cost of course.
  14. drummerdimitri

    Chinese lathe good enough for my needs?

    So I received the Graziano lathe and so far it looks as good as it did in the pictures so I'm very happy with that. It came with a Rohm 200 mm 4 jaw scroll chuck and a a smaller 160 mm no name brand 3 jaw scroll chuck. I don't think either of them make any sense to have so wouldn't I be better...
  15. drummerdimitri

    Chinese lathe good enough for my needs?

    I would like to add a handwheel to the quill fine feed shaft however, there seems to be a broken thread in there. What was supposed to thread in there and how do I get it out? Maybe I can drill the same tap drill size and then clean out the thread with tap? Not sure what the thread size and...
  16. drummerdimitri

    Chinese lathe good enough for my needs?

    Guys I have receiving the used mill and currently taking it apart piece by piece to familiarize myself with it and clean is as best as I can. When nodding the head forward, a lot of oil spilled out of the cast aluminium housing. I took it apart and there seems to be gears for the quill...
  17. drummerdimitri

    WTB: NT30 Arbor for D'Andrea TA 120 boring head

    You are right. Thanks for the correction. I do need the NT30 arbor and not the ntmb one.
  18. drummerdimitri

    WTB: NT30 Arbor for D'Andrea TA 120 boring head

    The boring head that came with my used TA 120 is a NT40 taper and does not fit my milling machine. I'm willing to trade or buy a NT30 arbor that fits the head and is compatible with my mill. I've attached a picture of the arbor that came with my boring head for reference. Feel free to PM with...
  19. drummerdimitri

    Help identify these tools

    I've been looking around quite a bit and haven't really had much success. Does anyone sell blanks to be machined down for the correct application?
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