View Full Version : Myford A5 topslide.

18-04-2010, 07:36 PM
Hello.I have just aquired a Myford A5 lathe.It is in remarkable condition considering its age.I need a new topslide as the male and female threads are worn.Also the tool holder has been modified and is awkward to use.I have seen a Hemingway kits HK1240 topslide and toolholder for a Myford super7 so would it fit my A5 lathe.Just in case it helps the numbers on the machine are Stores number 3A/1252 Lathe number B1318.Could some kind person give me some advice about this problem.Thankyou for looking.Steve.

18-04-2010, 08:03 PM
HI and welcome to the forum. This wouldnt be one acquired off eBay recently? Incidentally there is no such thing as a Myford A5... the A5 is the foundry mark, identifying which foundry cast the bed. The topslide etc from ML7/Super 7 wont fit any of the earlier ML series and I'm guessing what you have is an ML4 (http://www.lathes.co.uk/myford/page12.html), but some pictures would help.