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  • Clausing 5904 help

    I have a friend with an old 5904 and it sounds like his compound slide broke...he has tried to locate a replacement but no luck. Clausing doesn't have that casting anymore and told him there were several changes through the years for it...

    I have not seen the actual part since he is several states away but if anyone can help me chase down a part or give me a direction to point him in it would be much appreciated

    Thanks Ed
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. ..

  • #2
    Sounds like he needs to buy a piece of cast iron and start machining a new one.

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    • #3
      Try Plaza Machinery?

      http://www.plazamachinery.com/

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      • #4
        Seems like they should be about the perfect size for a flat rate box so at least shipping should be cheap. Clausing made those lathes by the thousand, so there should be plenty out there if he wants a used one. I might agree with Dr Stan and go about making a new one if it was me though.
        "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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