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New MSC mill to me

Discussion in 'BRIDGEPORT MACHINES INC. & B'PORT CLONES' started by Dhector, May 4, 2017.

  1. Dhector

    Dhector United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    IMG_20170504_100923765.jpg
    IMG_20170504_100943110.jpg vise IMG_20170504_101025895.jpg IMG_20170504_101649457.jpg tooling IMG_20170504_101806548.jpg IMG_20170504_100933713.jpg It been a really weird month for me, after the 6913 lathe this thing came into my life. I don't have it here yet but I do have the receipt for purchase. 2000.00. Just like the lathe questions I had, what do you guys see here as far as what it is, quality, does it look like anything is missing? I got it all from a machine shop here in town that was selling it. Hoping to get it here tomorrow if I can convince my hired man to let me leave and go get it!
     
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    Your basic Bridgeport copy. Looks old enough to be a Taiwanese built machine, which is a plus. Decent amount of tooling, may take a while to determine it's condition along with that of the mill. I would say you've done well price wise if it's in decent condition. Congrats on the purchase of your new machine. Cheers, Mike
     
  3. Dhector

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    IMG_20170519_092446652.jpg IMG_20170519_092455981.jpg IMG_20170519_092621083.jpg IMG_20170524_125734418.jpg Got it almost all cleaned up. Electrician got power to it and it functions. Made a mess with it but nothing specific yet. It does have some play in the "Table?" Circled in the last picture. Anyone know of info on these machines that can be downloaded? I'd like to read up on this machine and see how everything functions. Excited to try it out! Would like to tighten the bed up too, just haven't had time to study it much yet.
     
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    plenty of manuals out there. Tighten your gib up and then back it off a hair .. test. it should be tight side to side, but move with a little friction. if too tight back off a hair. if too loose... you get the point.
    since its a copy of a bp your gib should be a tapered gib.. look for a screw by the front of a dovetail... you rotate the scew to move the gib.

    BTW looks good. Have fun.
     
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    On the front of the part that moves in Y, the top of the saddle, it appears as if there are 'way wipers' screwed to the face. Remove those screws, the wipers will come off. Under one of them, beside the dovetail, expect to find a 3/4" diameter piece with a big screwdriver slot in it. screw that tight, well, snug, anyway, and see if that takes care of the slop. If so, adjust it so you can feel the drag but the table won't move when you try to rock it. When done, put the 'way wipers' and their screws back on.

    Nice find, nice lot of tooling, too.
     
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    There's a 1964 Bridgeport manual in the downloads section that ought to be helpful:

    http://www.hobby-machinist.com/resources/bridgeport-operators-manual-1964-pdf.2952/

    It should be a good place to start. Perhaps you'll tell us the actual brand of this machine. If the company is still around you may be able to get information from them.
     
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    On my bp clone there's a large screw at the other end of the gib also so you might have to loosen that first then tighten gib up and lock in place with other screw.
     
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    Got some ore info. They had the instruction manual. It says X6323 Turret milling machine. Written in pencil "Model 100-1529" here is the tag on the machine. All that is visible on it is the serial number, which is 440657. The model and date has no remnants of any numbers at all.
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    I am wanting to purchase new inserts for this tool but don't know how to identify it. I don't even know what the tool is called. It makes a mess is about all I know! Can someone point me in the right direction on what inserts I will need. I looked on MSC and there are a ton of options for similar looking inserts. Thank you very much.

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    From the picture and your dimensions, it could be a TPG/TPU 322 or 323
     
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