||£1,250||ALEXANDER 3A ||small’ copy profiler and die sinker machine + Cub inverter||+ Cub inverter runs on 240volts
Some notes edited from a customer.
You will see in the picture the head bar is set at ratio 2, in fact
all bars must be set the same. your cutter and stylus must also be
related the same, i.e. a 3 mm cutter using a 6 mm stylus. Or a 3 mm
stylus using a 6 mm cutter.
You need a good set of stylus’s of different sizes to
enable rough cutting oversize and on size cutters for finish cuts.
The machine you have has a round nose stylus in the stylus copy holder which would suggest that the owner was die sinking. There is a round
collar to the left hand side of the machine which if removed allows the pantograph to move up and down to cut down into a shape. Usually a
round nose stylus is used along with a round nosed cutter.
I only use ‘D’ shaped carbide cutters for profiling (cutting ) one eighth ground flat stock plates.
I have always used Pantograph Services who supply
reasonable cutters to size.
You can use other ratios which can give better control of the
pantograph arms but you must then use cutter and stylus equal to reflect the ratio.
I've only ever worked at 2:1 or 1:2. machining.
You never let go the pantograph until the machine has stopped.
Its very dangerous if the pantograph jumps free.
What you can’t do is cut 1:1 on this machine, but you can swap the
cutter position to the stylus position and and Visa Versa and make a
double size new master , then copy that back for an item at original wanted size.
The machine you have looks clean and well looked after.
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||£5,500||EMCO FB-2||vertical 2MT head, speeds;120 - 2000rpm, table; 25" x 6"||Emco FB-2 Coordinate milling and drilling ,machine, mill
Table; 25” x 6”
Power feed table
Head speed 120-2000rpm
Emco Machine vice
Electronic feed on head + fine feed designed and made by Ex. Toolmaker Mr Graham Meek, author ‘Projects for your Workshop’ and writer for Home Workshop (USA)
Additional stops on the Y axis
The FB2 Mill has Phosphor Bronze feed screw nuts on the X & Y Axis.
Additional spindle lock designed and made by above
Carousel of tooling including ER25 collet chuck + collets, face mill, Rohm drill chuck, fly cutter, boring head and more!
Both Machines have had oil changes recently. The FB2 is filled with Castrol Syntrax. This is a synthetic oil and should last the life of the machine according to Castrol UK Technical Dept. There is 0.5 litre in the machine cupboard for topping up.
Gib strips on the FB2 have been replaced with bigger and better fitting Cast Iron ones that are scraped to fit
In exceptional lightly used condition
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