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Jack Reilly
03-06-2010, 12:11 AM
Hello all,
New to the forum, but I'm hoping I can get some help with a bore head kit I have.
It is probably 20 years old, it's been sitting in it's box for about that long, and
is made by Enco.
But it says Chicago, Ill. on the label and Made in France. I've got some pictures
on photobucket of the kit (link below), so if anyone can help, please chime in.
I don't need it and was planning on selling it and some other tooling that I don't
need, but don't want to ask to little, or too much.
Thanks for any input,
Jack
www.photobucket.com/captainjack-enco

Jim Shaper
03-06-2010, 12:14 AM
You should have little trouble getting 275-300 for that set. Holy crap is that immaculate!

They're wonderfully made boring/facing heads. I own one.


Edit: how big is that? How many cams are on the top ring?

PeteM
03-06-2010, 02:31 AM
Be sure to describe it as a boring and facing head. It's worth 3x a normal boring head.

Jack Reilly
03-06-2010, 03:58 AM
Hey Jim,
The head is 3.54 dia. and 4.0 long (8.5 total with r-8)
It looks like there are three recessed allen head bolts equally spaced around
the knurled top ring; are these the cams you're talking about?
If you hav'nt already figured it out, I might own one, but I don't know anything about it.
Jack




You should have little trouble getting 275-300 for that set. Holy crap is that immaculate!

They're wonderfully made boring/facing heads. I own one.


Edit: how big is that? How many cams are on the top ring?

CountZero
03-06-2010, 04:23 AM
Some info in this thread: http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=39980

JCHannum
03-06-2010, 08:08 AM
That is a nice clean set, it looks like it has an R-8 mount as well. $300 is a good price.

It was made by Gamet for Enco, and this should also be stated. They are very good boring-facing heads. There should be a slotted screw in the knurled upper ring that is used to select the feed rate. As I recall the Enco head came in two versions with one or two feed rates.

Scishopguy
03-06-2010, 01:27 PM
The Oceanography machine shop had one just exactly like that. It is a real top of the line tool. With the cams you can adjust the cut without stopping the spindle, just by counting the clicks as it rotates. For facing you just hold the ring on the top and watch her cut. Back in the 60's, when they bought that head, it cost over $500 new.

Jim Shaper
03-06-2010, 01:42 PM
That's the larger of the two, and worth more money as such.

You might want to keep it. ;)

Jack Reilly
03-07-2010, 01:35 PM
Through a bit (quite) of research and help from you guys, I've been able to
figure out that several things about this bore head.
Special thanks to Mike Henery at PM for emailing the "owners manual" for this
series head.
It appears there were three models in this version; the 1100, 1200 and 1300.
I think the 1100 was the 1/2 bar unit (mines 3/4), so that leaves the question about what mine is, the 1200 or 1300.
Any thoughts?
Jack

Jack Reilly
03-07-2010, 01:36 PM
Oh, btw, I just uploaded six pictures of just the head to photobucket,
follow the link in the first post.
Jack

tdmidget
03-07-2010, 01:44 PM
I have the exact same kit like new. I paid $190.00 on fleabay.

dp
03-07-2010, 03:48 PM
Oh, btw, I just uploaded six pictures of just the head to photobucket,
follow the link in the first post.
Jack

I wish that kind of workmanship was still found in Enco products. I wonder if the French still make such tools.