Boxford 5″ AUD lathe

Sorry, now sold

This is a Boxford 5″ AUD lathe stamped on the right hand end of the bed with the makers mark AUD-111-40517 which indicates that is it a MK3 model made around 1979.

Also included are a number of accessories

  • 3 Jaw Pratt Burnerd self centreing chuck and key
  • 4 Jaw 6″ capacity Belco chuck and key
  • Faceplate
  • ER32 collet holder for mounting on the spindle with spanner plus various ER32 collets from 2mm to 20mm
  • Quick change tool holders for Dickson tool post – 4 normal tool holders, 1 parting tool holder, 1 extended tool holder
  • 2MT drill chuck
  • 2MT live centre
  • 2MT dead centre

It is fitted with a Brook Crompton Parkinson 3 phase motor and it has an IMO Jaguar Cub inverter to allow it to be powered from a standard single phase 240V socket. This 3 phase supply connects to the control panel in the middle of the stand where the on / off controls plus forward and reverse switch is located. Four safety interlocks are provided to the chuck guard, gear guard, motor housing door and foot kick switch. Some adjustment of speed can be controlled via the remote unit but note that the relays on the main switch panel won’t hold if the speed setting on the remote is set below about the 50% point. Plus the work light starts to look a bit dim as that is also wired through the transformer in the switch panel!

There is a 240V single phase suds pump, but it is not wired into the switch panel – whilst it runs, I haven’t checked to see if it still pumps. Subject to you checking that it actually pumps, best that its wiring is replaced and a new switch is fitted.

Delivery to GB mainland addresses (excluding remote Highlands) is available via pallet delivery. Collection in person is available subject to you having the means to load this item into a vehicle.

A short video of this item can be seen here, and further photos of this item are in the gallery below…..