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    DMY's Avatar
    Lives in Dundee, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 30-07-2018 Has been a member for 3-4 years. Has a total post count of 4.
    Hello.

    The story explaining my ownership of these lathes is a bit boring but to cut to the interesting bit, I have 3 ex high school Conect 121 lathes for sale, 2 of which have the original interface / control unit and one is complete with the BBC computer with software, monitor and floppy disk drive.

    These are based on a Myford ML10 lathe so a very robust and stiff machine. They are fitted with coolant system, a Burnerd 3 jaw chuck and a Dickson toolpost with holders.

    I would be looking for 500 plus delivery (around 70). Price could be negotiable if you are interested in more than one.

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    Do they have ballscrews please? And where are you based?

    Thanks, John.

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    DMY's Avatar
    Lives in Dundee, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 30-07-2018 Has been a member for 3-4 years. Has a total post count of 4.
    Hello John.

    Sincere apologies for the delay; the notification of your message ended up in my junk folder. Not too handy!

    I believe the screws are stock Myford items so not likely a ballscrew. The main leadscrew is a square form thread as you would expect.

    The machines are in Arbroath, East Scotland. Are you in the area? Viewing is welcome if so. Thanks.

    Regards, Duncan.

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    Lives in East Lothian, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 7 Hours Ago Has been a member for 9-10 years. Has a total post count of 2,125. Received thanks 233 times, giving thanks to others 5 times.
    Are you sure these don't have ballscrews?

    Any I've seen came with ballscrews, although the bearing/end float support setup was far from ideal.
    Avoiding the rubbish customer service from AluminiumWarehouse since July '13.

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    DMY's Avatar
    Lives in Dundee, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 30-07-2018 Has been a member for 3-4 years. Has a total post count of 4.
    Good morning.

    There is a good chance you know more than I do on the finer details of these machines! Having read around it seems that the X axis at least is a ballscrew. They have not been modified anyway so if that is the original specification then they will still be as intended. If you would like photos / further information then I will do my best to help. Thanks.

    Duncan.

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    Lives in East Lothian, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 7 Hours Ago Has been a member for 9-10 years. Has a total post count of 2,125. Received thanks 233 times, giving thanks to others 5 times.
    I owned one of their later light grey/blue lathes, but I've seen a couple build threads involving the older green versions.

    Easy way to tell, is you should be able to stick your hand up under the saddle and feel the X screw. You might be able to get your head at an angle to look at it, or take a photo of it with a camera if you really want to see it.
    The Z axis, if you take one of the securing screws out one end of a telescopic cover, you'll be able to slide the cover back so you can see the screw.
    Avoiding the rubbish customer service from AluminiumWarehouse since July '13.

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    Thanks Duncan. I'm a long way away from Arbroath I'm afraid! Live near Cambridge. I have a Super 7 I have converted with ballscrew X feed, manage OK with standard Z leadscrew but one day I may retrofit a ballscrew.

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    Lives in Dundee, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 30-07-2018 Has been a member for 3-4 years. Has a total post count of 4.
    Thanks folks, yes the feeds are indeed ballscrews. It seems I have misjudged these machines! They must be a bit more precise than I had imagined them to be. Cheers.

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