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    Hi Everyone,
    This seems to be the place to find all my answers and questions I haven't even thought of yet.
    Does anyone happen to have a manual for a Sharp KF mill model number kf-vo-a2f? I have been looking around and I think someone on here might have the manual. I sent him a private message but thought I would put it out to the forum.

    Thanks, Chris.

  • #2
    Originally posted by cjsamples
    Hi Everyone,
    This seems to be the place to find all my answers and questions I haven't even thought of yet.
    Does anyone happen to have a manual for a Sharp KF mill model number kf-vo-a2f? I have been looking around and I think someone on here might have the manual. I sent him a private message but thought I would put it out to the forum.

    Thanks, Chris.
    Good luck with that Chris, I think i may have been the the one you sent a PM to, but not sure. I pursue the same manual!

    I will go ahead and spill what I have and see if it helps because I am in search of the same elusive manual. Maybe in the end we can help ourselves.

    So here goes:


    here is a diagram to the head, not that had to find, but maybe there is more under this link

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevens...dden/kf004.jpg

    here is the closest thing that grizzly has to offer (manuals are available there):

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/VS-Milling-Machine-with-Ram-Head/G0695



    here some other folks talking about a similar/same mill, but haven't been able to track these guys down or talk to them:

    http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47508


    this guy here did a cnc conversion on a similar mill tagged with the jet name, emailed him too, but sill waiting for a response:

    http://plsntcov.8m.com/JetMill/Jet.html

    Here is another discussion on a similar mill, tried to chase additional info so far ended up fairly dry

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/arc...p/t-18976.html

    finally my own experiences are document in the following link the best where I purchased a Kao Fong (Sharp, Jet, Ko-Shin, and probably other named) KF-VO-A2F and I am executing a rebuild of one of these mills(not such a bad one either).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/



    Overall I think it is fine, but somewhat rare mill based on my limited luck to find information.

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    • #3
      Chris,
      Have you tried contacting Sharp?
      I think I have exactly the same mill.
      I recall getting a manual from them. I should have a copy around. ;-)
      I will try to have a look around.
      I had a quick look in my photo bucket and this was the only picture I found. I have added a DRO to mine

      It seems we are almost neighbors so it most likely the same mill.
      Dave

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      • #4
        Chris,
        I have located my manual. :-)
        My Model number is KF VO A2F
        Serial number 56135
        Sharp was able to provide spare parts. They claimed to have drawings for all parts. The lead screw nuts then sent were almost the right ones :-)
        Dave
        PM me and I can try to scan what I have
        Dave

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        • #5
          Yup, that's the mill.

          A copy of a manual would be sweet!


          Originally posted by DFMiller
          Chris,
          I have located my manual. :-)
          My Model number is KF VO A2F
          Serial number 56135
          Sharp was able to provide spare parts. They claimed to have drawings for all parts. The lead screw nuts then sent were almost the right ones :-)
          Dave
          PM me and I can try to scan what I have
          Dave

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          • #6
            I posted a copy of the Kao Fong, Jet, Sharp manual here:

            http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/grou...achines/files/

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            • #7
              I know this is a long shot because this is an old thread but I have the same sharp mill and I would love to have a copy of that manual.

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              • #8
                the manual is still located in the yahoo group archive (and other locations). Just follow the link in the previous post and browse down.

                You may want to check this out as well.
                http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
                https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
                I have to update with some new pictures as there has been more progress.

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                • #9
                  Its been awhile but thanks for the manual. My sharp is somewhat restored now and ready to go. I saw from your pictures that you replaced your motor. Did you ever have the original motor wired to a VFD and if you did, how did you wire it up.

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                  • #10
                    No never had the original motor running on a vfd. Should be doable though. Get rid of the switch for sure on the output side of the drive. Wire it in the high speed fashion. ...wiring diagrams are available on net.

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                    • #11
                      Btw, loving my mill, currently making a spindle brake like what it would have came with from factory

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                      • #12
                        Drawbar sleeve?

                        Sorry to jump on an old thread, but i have just aquired one of these mills and had a queory about the drawbar, wondered if anyone with experience could help.
                        Firstly what are the dimensions of the drawbar? (I don thave one, so will need to make or buy)

                        secondly i am trying to figure out if i am missing a part - The manual for this mill shows that there is a drawbar sleeve that sticks out the top of the mill head, but i cant find any pictures of it anywhere on the web... does this part exist? is so what does it look like? Does the drawbar tighten down directly onto the spindle or is ther in fact another piece between the spindle and the drawbar.... Any idea?

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                        • #13
                          I'll be able to help with that

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rakort View Post
                            I'll be able to help with that
                            Please do, I had a look at your restoration job, very nice!

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                            • #15
                              Bug me in a day or two if I haven't got the info to you

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