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    Sorry I was wrong about the shaft placements it has been a long time since I had my victor the bottom shaft is the one with the adjustable kick outs
    here is a picture of one that looks exactly like the one I had except I had a trav-a-dial mounted on the thread index wheel. on the right you can see the several stops on the bottom shaft being stored
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    As you can see all the controls are a good fit for just about anyone.
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    Yesterday I found out Colchester did a similar attachment for tripping the power feed handle but I was told it was not very successful and not a very popular attachment. I will see if I can find some more information on the mechanism.

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    Hi Frank
    Found this attachment, it is not the one I was shown in a brochure yesterday, This is a 6 position automatic longitudinal feed stop

    http://www.sterlingmachinery.com/med...Colchester.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post Ask Toolmaker 51 about controls fit

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    OK got my interest lol
    Where I work is a good example of that irksome condition; poor ergonomics found on machine tools. I'll add some pix. The text will have an elitist tone; many HMTer's are completely happy with like machine tools. The IM[Not So]HO's are based on experience; in-on-and around a tremendous variety of machine tool brands, especially lathes. I feel capable running machines in general, with 45 years in shops. Until imports arrived, was little or no need 'tuning' machines, or re-learning comfortable 'posture' to run them. Lathes are peculiar, a lot of interaction with controls occurs generating parts, compared to other machines.
    When little ol' 5'7'' @ 160 lb me's at ease in front of a 48'' Monarch horizontal lathe, 12 foot vertical Niles, #6 Cincinnati's, and 40 foot planers; yet busts knuckles on a 12 inch Jet, something's amiss. I will say, time spent on a Victor 16'' wasn't too bad, just didn't like it's odd RPM ranges. It had the kick-out cams, foot brake, etc Frank S mentions. It was sort of a mixed format of Toolroom and Production style engine lathe.

    That description will post here, later. C'mon its almost 1AM, or 0100 Central Time.
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    On the sixth day, before my 50th my true love said to me “ what is this junk for anyway”

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    On the fifth day, before my 50th my true love said to me “ you will still have to screw cut the old fashion way”

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    Now, if kid-at-Christmas GIF will not suffice, you may have graduated to trampoline-slam-dunk-booty-scoot-guy levels of excitement:


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    You are getting closer to my reaction lol. Great video link thank you

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    On the fourth day, before my 50th my true love said to me “can we not spend all that money on a holiday, rather than a gearbox for your lathe?”

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    Of course you could, but what do you have after the holiday? Maybe a few pictures some souvenirs a brief experience and usually so tired and workout from the activities you need to rest up before resuming your normal routine. At least with a new tool of whatever size or function you can enjoy it for years to come.
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