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05-20-2001, 08:53 AM
HI, I HAVE A KENT OWENS HORIZONTAL MILL MODEL NO. 1-M. I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION THAT IS OUT THERE FOR THIS MILL. OWNERS MANUAL, HOW TO OPERATE, ETC. WILL BE GLAD TO PAY FOR ANY REPRINTS OR ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE. THANKS FOR ANY HELP OFFERED.
[This message has been edited by blackpalm (edited 05-21-2001).]
11-01-2001, 10:39 PM
I don't know if you ever found anything on your mill or not (since I just found this site today), but I have the 1RV miller and the sales literature on the same (photocopy). I can mail you a copy of it if you'd like; it at least gives the specs for the machine (helpful for me since the back door was missing on mine) to get a solid ID. If you'd like a copy of it just email me at AI4CW@ARRL.NET with your address & I'll be happy to send it. It's only 3 pages (or 1 1/2 double-sided) so mailing's not an issue.
11-03-2001, 07:29 PM
I too have a Kent Owens horizontal hand mill. I got it at an auction last spring in less than fine condition. It has quick feed on the x and z axes. Quick meaning rack and sector gear feed. I bought it with the hopes of rapidly cutting slots in a part I have contracted to do.Time and unforseen occurance have put the restoration off a bit, unfortunately. It has what I believe is a Brown and Sharp #9 taper in the spindle. I don't know if this is similar to your machines, but I saw one just like mine on Lost Creek Machine's web sight a few months ago, so I know there are others out there! How does the machine work?
11-04-2001, 10:10 AM
I'm not familiar with Lost Creek Machine; what's the URL for their site? I've only begun to get mine setup & am still trying to find out about a drawbar for the spindle before running it. I'd really like to get something that explains how to do a complete refurb on it so that I can get familiar with the machine before using it; I don't want to damage something by taking it apart & not doing so correctly. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif
The sales brochure shows a #9 B&S taper with a 17/32" clearance hole for the spindle (riding on Timken precision taper bearings front & rear). I don't know about the larger machines (2, 2RV, 3, 3RV) but would figure that they are of the same pattern, just larger & for heavier work. I'd be happy to send you a copy of what I've got if you'd like!
11-04-2001, 12:10 PM
Lost Creek Machine's web site is :lostcreekmachine.com. I just looked, but the mill is no longer on the site. They are a used machinery dealer, and have a fairly good selection- fun to look at and dream! I emailed them and asked a few questions about the machine and got a prompt response, even though it was of no profit to them. They seem like decent people. I took my mill completely apart and have it about half back together. There are alot of taper pins securing things, but it all came apart without major trama. The spindle does have taper bearings on it- large ones for the size of the machine. I would much appreciate a copy of your info! And any way I can be of assistance, please let me know! Thanks for the reply!
11-04-2001, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the offer, Daric; I'll be sure to ask as I run into problems. If you'll email me your snail mail address at AI4CW@ARRL.NET I'll make a copy of the brochure & get it headed your way. After all, those of us with the oddball equipment have to stick together! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif
11-11-2001, 06:56 PM
The beastie lives (well, sort of)! It ran for the first time since it's arrival in my shop today. A bit scarey watching it come to life; it kicked out the breaker in the power switch a few times before I finally got the belt tension right. I found that a 13mm twelve-point socket will fit the control shafts & was able to use that with a 1/2" rachet to start working the knee up & down for cleaning. I've got a long way to go before it's right; at least I'm another step closer to being usable! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif
11-13-2001, 09:17 PM
Sounds like your machine has aged far more gracefully than mine, Don! Mine came so encrusted that nothing would move- so everything came apart right away. Oddly enough, there was not any noticable wear. so it got a good pressure washing and scrubbing, with a coat of Krylon tough coat Grey. The sales literature you sent was excellent- thanks again- and it has got me fired up about getting it back together again. I have the knee and table and cross slide reassembled. the spindle is next. The bearings were a press fit on the spindle- they took some urging with a lead hammer to get apart. It's good yours came with a motor- I'm hoping that the 1 horse 220 volt single phase motor I have laying around will be sufficient. Well, I will keep you posted with further developments. congrats on getting it up and spinning!!