May 23, 2012 This Graziano 14' x 40' SAG 180 Lathe is currently for sale on auction. Please visit www.reliabletools.com for more information. Long time no type. Listen, a friend o'mine is looking for a manual for a Graziano SAG 14 Lathe. Thought maybe one of you guys might have one as a mouse pad, or in the john or something.
Hello, My first real machine will be coming home in a week or so, would anyone have a scanned or PDF manual for a 50s ish SAG 14? I very excited about the lathe and have checked out it's history etc on lathes.UK. I hope to get a 5c nose or collect adaptor for it. It comes with 3 and 4 jaw chucks, both 10' which need cleaning up, and that's about it. I'd love to get a steady rest for it too, are such things ever on eBay? I see a local 7.5 HP rotary phase converter, which I think so be more than I need, but any advice is welcome.
It's going in the garage, I'm an IT guy that likes to play with machines, in my spare time. Update I finally got the lathe home. I have a 10 HP VFD to power it, and I believe I have sorted out the oils I need to keeps it going. I'll get some pictures posted soon. Questions: Do I need a special type of oiler for the little button type oil ports on the lathe, I'm looking at Goldenrod piston pump oil can will that do it? Are tool posts for 10-18 inch swing the most appropriate? For tooling 1 inch holders?
I see an auction coming with a lot of 1' and 1 1/4' tool holders on offer. Anyone have a favorite dial setup for the cross feed? It came with a DRO for the Z axis so I'm good there. I plan to the have it back up against a wall, but notice the chip pan come off on the back side, I can make a hoe like device for chip removal, will that be sufficient or should I try and spin the lathe around?
It's a hobby thing right now, so I don't t anticipate mountains of chips in the near term I have the full set of carriage stops, how often do you guys use them? Are they usable for shoulder stops and threading stops? They seem incredibly handy. A goldenrod piston pump works well with Vactra #2 on my Sag 12.
Don ClementThanks Don, I have one on the way. I now have the lathe powered up, via the VFD. I have a tool post, and a few holders coming, and most importantly a gas line being trenched in, so I'll have heat.
I haven't done much cleaning yet, there are some dings on the ways and leading edge of the compound and the chuckling the lathe has been well used, but everything seems solid. The 3 jaw chuck is a Buck 230mm or 9+ inches and appears to be truable I'm not sure who makes the 4 jaw it is 10' and has plenty of dings but seems to operate just fine. I tried to get picture's of all these things. I also investigated the front way covers which I think have been gone for quite awhile, the holes were all packed with crap and a few of the bolts are snapped off. I guess I'll get to try out my left hand drill bits. Questions: I plan to the have it back up against a wall, but notice the chip pan come off on the back side, I can make a hoe like device for chip removal, will that be sufficient or should I try and spin the lathe around? It's a hobby thing right now, so I don't t anticipate mountains of chips in the near term I have the full set of carriage stops, how often do you guys use them?
Are they usable for shoulder stops and threading stops? Iron man 2 full movie in hindi download for pc. They seem incredibly handy. Thanks PetePete, I have my SAG 14 backed up to a wall and I haven't had any issues cleaning out the chip pan from the front.
I have used the carriage stops on occasion but they don't seem to be really precise enough to trust them for consistent machining to a shoulder. I also find them a bit cumbersome to set up. If you plan to use a coolant system, I would highly recommend constructing a back splash shield and install a chuck guard. Otherwise, you will have coolant/cutting oil all over your wall, ceiling, floor and yourself. You asked about buying accessories such as steady and follow rests on eBay. I have been watching eBay for Graziano accessories for several years and have never seen anything for these lathes. I purchased both a steady and follow rest on eBay that were for different lathes and machined adapters for them to work on mine.