Myford Super 7 lathe SK6036 with gearbox

Sorry, now sold

This is a Myford Super 7 lathe with the serial number SK6036 which dates the year of manufacture to somewhere between 1955 and 1958. It is a ‘MK1’ model and therefore features an integral headstock drip-feed oiler, a clutch within the countershaft 4-step pulley and the operating levers for the tumble reverse and backgear are screw operated (rather than spring loaded) making them less vulnerable to being moved by mistake.

There is a thread dial indicator fitted to the carriage, plus a 4 way tool holder. The micrometer dials on the cross slide and top slide go from 0 to 100, indicating these dials can be used for imperial measurements.

The lathe would probably have been originally supplied in Myford Grey and during its lifetime it has received a couple of coats of new paint, the first a light blue, not too dissimilar to that used on Myford Connoisseur lathes, and then a darker blue.

It is powered by a Brook Crompton Parkinson 370W 3 phase motor, with a capacitor based 3 phase converter allowing operation from a standard single phase socket.

It has brand new vee belts on the primary drive motor to countershaft and secondary drive countershaft to headstock, plus a new wiper felt. The hand traverse pinion has also been replaced as the shaft of the original one was looking a bit worn.

Also included are the following items

  • 100mm TOS 3 jaw self centering chuck with inside and outside jaws plus key
  • drill chuck for use in the tailstock
  • dead centre and half centre
  • large faceplate
  • backplate modified with a pin to drive a dog

Note that the gearbox has been drained of oil, ready for shipping. It will need to be refilled as part of commissioning this lathe in your workshop.

Collection in person of this lathe is available. Alternatively, shipping to GB non-remote postcodes with Monday to Friday anytime delivery is available for the price given in the listing. If shipping to Highland/Remote/NI postcodes is required or Saturday or AM / PM delivery, please contact me for the additional cost. The item will be bolted onto a pallet for delivery.

Further information can be seen in the following video and the two photo galleries below.