We have a lathe/bench grinder in the club tool room. It is very old, runs as smooth as silk. The label is faded but I think it is a Cincinnati Milacron. A nut welded itself onto the shaft. We could not save it and had to cut it off. Then the other one did the same. I am sure lack of oil (maintenance) on the shaft is the issue. The thing must be 60 years old.
My problem is finding the nuts. I am told the the threaded shafts are done to the European or British standard of 12tpi. Meaning the nuts are 1/2” – 12 (British Whitworth). One is normal right hand thread, the other is left hand.
I have searched the USA over and cannot find these and if I do the companies require high minimum quantity or dollar amounts. Does anyone know where I might source these? Or do we have any European members? I would like to get two of each.
This is as they say..........Driving me nuts.