Author Topic: New Cross Slide Nut for the EMCO V10P  (Read 720 times)

Offline simplyloco

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New Cross Slide Nut for the EMCO V10P
« on: October 22, 2023, 06:25:22 PM »
The backlash on my lovely EMCO has worsened of late, so much so that there is now nearly half a turn on the dial before anything happens, so I resolved to fix it. Copying the nut was straightforward enough, and I found a drawing on the Net just to confirm the finished sizes. A fat piece of brass was found and I was away! I now have just 0.05mm backlash and it is as smooth as silk... :whoohoo:

There was the rare option of buying one, but at £72.00...  :censored:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/235247842218

What it should look like!


What I finished up with after two hours work! I bought the length of stainless rod intending to replace the existing one, but it wasn't necessary. I hacksawed the slot using two blades on the frame. Worked a treat.


I cheated and bought some LH taps from RDG Tool. Velly cheep!
« Last Edit: October 22, 2023, 06:29:02 PM by simplyloco »
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Re: New Cross Slide Nut for the EMCO V10P
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2023, 07:04:59 PM »
Wonderful!  Seems like you solved that issue handily!  :ThumbsUp:  ;D

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Re: New Cross Slide Nut for the EMCO V10P
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2023, 11:09:32 AM »
Great result  :ThumbsUp:   :cartwheel:

Per       :cheers:

Offline Brendon M

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Re: New Cross Slide Nut for the EMCO V10P
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2023, 07:57:24 AM »
Thank you for sharing,

I need to do something similar for my mill's X axis, although I suspect I will need to do some single point thread cutting instead
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