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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 09:10:05 AM »
Thanks Dave, is Simple Green a US product, I've never heard of it in the UK?

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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2018, 11:36:22 AM »
Here is my Super Adept at work taking off about .010" of steel.
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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2018, 02:24:30 PM »
Model Engineer forum would likely have much information on it.

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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2018, 02:31:18 PM »
Thanks Dave, is Simple Green a US product, I've never heard of it in the UK?

Yes unfortunately it is.   
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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2018, 02:39:38 PM »
Thanks Dave, is Simple Green a US product, I've never heard of it in the UK?

Yes unfortunately it is.

It's also available in the UK in large and small quantities.  Search on the evil-bay for "Simple Green cleaner/ degreaser"

Not tried it myself, so no endorsement offered
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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2018, 02:43:09 PM »
Best machine tool degreaser is Fairy Power spray  ;)

You also won't get in trouble if you bring the machine into the house because of its smell - I can't promise you will be allowed the machine in the house   ::)

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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2018, 02:47:38 PM »
Yup  just checked    Simple green is banned in europe.

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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2018, 02:49:02 PM »
Thanks Dave, is Simple Green a US product, I've never heard of it in the UK?

Yes unfortunately it is.

It's also available in the UK in large and small quantities.  Search on the evil-bay for "Simple Green cleaner/ degreaser"

Not tried it myself, so no endorsement offered


Interesting!!!
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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2018, 02:50:18 PM »
Yup  just checked    Simple green is banned in europe.

Dave

However despite this apparent ban, it's available in the UK in large and small quantities.  Search on the evil-bay for "Simple Green cleaner/ degreaser"

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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2018, 03:04:47 PM »
Yup  just checked    Simple green is banned in europe.

Dave

However despite this apparent ban, it's available in the UK in large and small quantities.  Search on the evil-bay for "Simple Green cleaner/ degreaser"

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I guess if its for sale its not banned...lol :lolb:
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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2018, 09:12:53 PM »
I'm pretty sure that the seller would be in trouble if someone actually filed a complain about that to the police ....

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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2018, 10:40:45 PM »
Just for the record, here's my Drummond 'Pre-B'. Will get round to restoring it one day:


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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2018, 10:46:14 PM »
That should clean up nice Gary. Interesting arrangement with the gears on the main longitudinal drive.

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Re: Just got myself a very small lathe - any idea what it is?
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2018, 11:17:14 PM »
Yes, there's not a colossal amount of work in it. I have too many projects though...

But this one will be nice when it's done...