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Ask Jason: Applications Questions

Some might say Jason is a bit of a Renaissance man. He’s smart, creative and technical all at the same time. He started his career as a painter and then learned the machining industry from the product & service sides. Now, Jason has reached enlightenment as Summit’s knowledgeable sales guy. You’ve probably seen him on our machine tool demonstration videos! He’s your go-to-guy for any how to use milling machine and CNC questions.

Can the turret be put on other side of slide
We have a power turret on our Smart Cut CNC lathe and for some reason it is on the operator side, like a manual turret would be. All the CNC machines I use the turret is on the back side, so it lets the operator see what’s going on. I think I just need to […]


the worn gear block on axis is worn
There are three ways- one goes toward the chuck, the other goes in toward center of chuck. This block that goes on the worm gear has movement. Could the block be bad? If you grab the axis and try to move it by hand, it moves. Can you buy this block separate?


bad engagement on feed box
The detent on the mm/1″ feed selector (Section A in the manual breakdown of feedbox) is way off position and doesnt feel right. Its also not locking in the leadscrew consistantly. The roll pin holding the handle on is no longer in a horizontal position, more verticle and and detents are not hitting intended positions. […]


tapping
I need a procedure on how to use the tapping feature properly on the HBM 110


Instruction and parts manual
Where can I buy a parts maunal for an older machine? I bought machine out of state and it did not have a parts or operators manual. it is a old machine, still operates and I need to go into it and replace bearings and clutches. 23-4  60″   s/n 740317 or 77421 we had a […]


Ask Dan: Big Tools Questions

Dan’s been around a while, so this ain’t his first rodeo.
He’s worked at Summit for nearly 20 years and is now our resident Technical Manager. He knows all there is to know about horizontal and vertical boring mills, which makes him our “Big Tools Expert.” Give Dan a shout for your mechanical question. We’re betting you can’t stump him.

Can the turret be put on other side of slide
We have a power turret on our Smart Cut CNC lathe and for some reason it is on the operator side, like a manual turret would be. All the CNC machines I use the turret is on the back side, so it lets the operator see what’s going on. I think I just need to […]


the worn gear block on axis is worn
There are three ways- one goes toward the chuck, the other goes in toward center of chuck. This block that goes on the worm gear has movement. Could the block be bad? If you grab the axis and try to move it by hand, it moves. Can you buy this block separate?


bad engagement on feed box
The detent on the mm/1″ feed selector (Section A in the manual breakdown of feedbox) is way off position and doesnt feel right. Its also not locking in the leadscrew consistantly. The roll pin holding the handle on is no longer in a horizontal position, more verticle and and detents are not hitting intended positions. […]


Ask Chase: Technical Questions

Don’t let his baby face fool you. Chase knows his way around a machine shop and every piece of equipment & part we sell! Plus, he’s a talker, which makes him a perfect fit as Summit’s Service Manager. He answers all the service calls and helps our customers solve their machining problems. Part CNC, part technical, part mechanical – Chase will talk you through a solution!

How to transfer programs using USB?
Machine is S024-4×60 with Fagor 8055I controller. We are trying to save programs to USB flash drive, but the machine does not recognize USB flash drive. How do we save and transfer programs to and from using a USB flash drive?


What type of lube is used in head?
Maint. added 30 wt. mineral oil to our 4′ radial drill and it all ran out the bottom. The head has a site glass, and I assume the oil level should register? Thanks for your help


clutch and brake adjustments
we have recently had to do a rebuild on the feedbox gearing and bearings of our lathe. We decided to replace the clutch and brake packs since it’s been who knows how long and we were getting a lot of chatter out of them. I need to know if there is a known setting for […]


what do I have, and can I get a manual for it?
I recently bought a summit lathe at an estate auction. It apears to be 14×40, three phase. There are no markings on the lathe anywhere except “summit”on the headstock, and again on the bottom right side of the tailstock end support. the only numbers i can find on it are “089″ stamped on one way, […]