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  • New Machine - Clausing 8520

    I bought this last week and just finished getting it set up and in place last night.

    The machine is beautiful. There isn't a mark on the table. Unfortunately the quill handle disappeared somewhere along the 150 mile ride home. Clausing still has so.e parts, but they are $$$, so making one will likely be one of my first jobs with it.

    The power feed works as it should (after some adjustment). And the machine feels nice and tight.

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  • #2
    woohoo! Congratulations, those are lovely mills to use and it looks like it was made for that space. Sorry to hear about the quill handle. It's amazing what road vibrations will do - I once had a 4x6 horizontal bandsaw shake itself to bits and leave a couple of handfuls of bolts/ nuts rolling around the trailer floor. I only realised as I couldn't see it in my rear view mirror anymore!

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    • #3
      That power feed is a total piece of crap.
      I gave mine away to someone on PM.
      Stupid design.

      -Doozer
      DZER

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      • #4
        Clean and in top operating condition. Looks like you've got your self a winner. Congratulations. Those are nice little machines.

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        • #5
          What a nice machine, there isa bit of info on the lathes UK website.

          http://www.lathes.co.uk/clausing%20vertical/index.html

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Doozer View Post
            That power feed is a total piece of crap.
            I gave mine away to someone on PM.
            Stupid design.

            -Doozer
            It's paid for and it works, so I'll be making the best of it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kev74 View Post

              It's paid for and it works, so I'll be making the best of it.
              The Mantra of the Home Shop Machinist!

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              • #8
                That machine is cherry !

                How are you going to get it off the dolly??

                JL...............

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                • #9
                  nice looking mill.....congrats.
                  in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                  • #10
                    Nice looking mill, and it looks like a great fit for the space. A bit of a step up in size from the grizzly beside it. Congrats!

                    Shame about the quill handle. 150miles is a bit too much distance to retrace and check the ditches though lol.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Doozer

                      Mantra of someone who doesn't know any better.

                      -D

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                      • #12
                        Nice, they are just so cute!
                        It's all mind over matter.
                        If you don't mind, it don't matter.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
                          That machine is cherry !

                          How are you going to get it off the dolly??

                          JL...............
                          Good question!

                          I have some blocks under the dolly that raise it up just enough that the wheels are off the ground. I'm kind of tall, so its working for me so far that way.

                          If I need to put it on the ground, I'll be borrowing an engine hoist.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kev74 View Post

                            Good question!

                            I have some blocks under the dolly that raise it up just enough that the wheels are off the ground. I'm kind of tall, so its working for me so far that way.

                            If I need to put it on the ground, I'll be borrowing an engine hoist.
                            I saw what looks like a 2 x 4 or something across the floor joists directly above the mill. I couldn't imagine you were planning on using that to try and pick it.

                            JL...........

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                            • #15
                              Out of curiosity, what is the problem with the feed mechanism other than the perception "it's a piece of crap" ? Yeah, it may not be the most perfect operating unit but it sort of comes down to what you said about it being yours and making it work. If all you have is an old clapped out machine and you need to fix something with it you figure it out. Yours looks like a good acquisition, hope you get many hours of enjoyable use . Jim

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