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  • ncjeeper
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    Easy fixes are the best fixes..

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  • CCWKen
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    Yeah, it helps to mention missing parts.

    Sort of like asking why you can't drill a hole and failing to mention there's no drill in the chuck.

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  • cj7jeep81
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    Got it fixed yesterday, and in case anyone else is as clueless as I am about this, maybe it will help them
    When I got the mill, the handle on the left side was loose (no nut), so I removed it so it wouldn't get lost in transport. I assumed they had taken it off as a requirement for the power feed. Put a nut on it yesterday (after having to clean up the threads with a tap), and guess what, power feed works just fine in both directions. When the table went to move right, it would turn the lead screw out enough to where the power feed didn't engage, so it wouldn't work. Helps to have a nut there to keep it in place. So missed in ignorance, but only a $0.70 fix, so I'll take it.

    Now to just clean/realign the head on teh X-axis digital read out, and everything will be working.

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  • garyhlucas
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    Sounds like the power feed is mounted on an eccentric that allows it to be disengaged. Which suggests there is some kind of stop to prevent that. Either you haven’t identified it or it is missing.

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  • cj7jeep81
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    Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    Is this the bridgeport that just sold at auction last week for ~$550?
    Nope, this is a Comet that I bought at an auction a month or two ago.

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  • 3 Phase Lightbulb
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    Is this the bridgeport that just sold at auction last week for ~$550?

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  • cj7jeep81
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    Mill power feed question

    I've got a fairly new to me mill, and have a question on the power feed. It is an Enco power feed, and I was able to get it work feeding the table left, but when I try to go right, it turns, but then the brass gear disengages, and it doesn't feed any more. I'm assuming something isn't set up right, but haven't had a lot of luck finding a decent manual. Any ideas?
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