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PM-1440GS or PM1340GT lathe or maybe a PM1440GT

Discussion in 'PRECISION-MATTHEWS' started by jer, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. wrmiller

    wrmiller Chief Tinkerer H-M Supporter-Premium

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    It is looking more and more like I am going to be forced into 'early retirement'. I am lucky that I thought to purchase my large machines before the money tree died. :(

    And it's a good thing I bought decent quality machines, as I won't be able to replace them any time soon! :eek:
     
  2. jer

    jer Active Member Active Member

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    My money tree is now broke down, it withered and died. Thankfully it lasted thru the lathe, knee mill, tooling and saw.
     
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    jbolt United States Active User H-M Supporter-Premium

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    I set my lathe on wood blocks to figure out the best height for me before I went about building the risers. I had hoped to make some pucks out of 3" or 4" round stock and use the factory screws but when I determined I needed 6" the pucks got over square and I was concerned about stability. My risers are made from 2" x 1/4" angle because I had 40 feet left over from a job that canceled on me.
     
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    Hmmm....I've never had to ask.
     
  5. jer

    jer Active Member Active Member

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    Well the DRO is installed. The X axis was reading 10X its actual travel so after struggling thru the so called Users Manual and a little reading I got that fixed. I think I will like the DRO. Now its back to the wiring and milling a bottom plate for the QCTP. I know what electronic features I want but just need to get started.

    It was nice having the 1030V and the Super-Max to make a drill extension and machine a couple of DRO brackets for the GT.
     
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    Photos???
     
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    Wood&Metal United States Iron Registered Member

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    I would agree with sanddan, I bought as much lathe as I could afford just before retirement and got the 1340GT with the 3 phase motor based on recommendationsfrom this group. Mksj was outstanding in his assistance as well as patient in all my basic questions. I have never been sorry for my decision.


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    Mark has been a great help already. I have been abusing him and Jay for a few weeks now. I had other things that needed to be done before I could get back on the lathe. The DRO was a challenge but it is done now. My knowledge is in a very different field (drawing and building transmission and distribution power lines for a local REA, for 39 years). I will stumble through the electronics with their help, it is very different and the same.
     

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