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Rebuild Manual & Kit for 9” South Bend Lathe
Made in USA By ILION Industrial Services, LLC
Horizontal Drive Model A
If you are contemplating cleaning up that old South Bend sitting in the garage, this is what you will need to get the job done. For owners of the vintage Horizontal Drive 9" South Bends who need to disassemble and clean up their machine, this comprehensive instruction manual plus our aftermarket assortment of consumable gaskets, wicks, wipers and oil control felts will provide all that is required to help put your lathe back into its original operating condition. The 106 pageprofessionally produced and published instruction manual included with this kit is fully illustrated with almost 250 photographs plus step-by-step instructions and sequences for disassembling, cleaning, reassembling and adjusting the critical components of the lathe. Click on the page samples above and hit the "zoom" button to see a close-up. The instruction are very straight forward and no prior machinery rennovation experience is required. The manual also includes a list of resources for vintage SBL owners as well as parts references, tool specifications, lubrication guides and material specifications. The text is printed in a font that is two points larger than is typical so if you getting up in years like me, you will not have to work at the bench with your reading glasses on. The consumable parts we include with the kit were all designed to be completely compatible with the 9" series of lathes. The wicks provide adequate lubrication to critical parts of the lathe while at the same time acting as a trap for dirt, chips and sludge. They should be replaced at regular intervals as opposed to trying to clean and reuse the old ones. The capillary oil wicks we provide for the spindle are made from the highest grade tempered spring steel, CNC wound and stress relieved to provide long service life. The lower wicking material is long-strand virgin wool and the cap wick is high quality hard grey felt so you will not find a better quality replacement wick anywhere. The remaining apron wicks, gearbox wicks, wipers, and oil control plugs are all hard white felt, precision die cut for a consistent close fit on most all versions of the workshop lathe produced from the early 1940’s to the late 1960’s. Now you don’t have to buy a whole yard of felt to get what you need and then waste time trying to cut and custom fit the individual parts to your lathe. We’ve done the work for you. These kits are very reasonably priced compared to OEM or used parts so don’t miss out on a chance to pick up a complete manual and kit for your lathe while they last. If you have a Model B or Model C Southbend Lathe, check my other sales for kits specific to those models. If you are not sure of the model of your lathe, refer to the pictures above. Here is a quick way to determine it: If you see a quick change gear box on the left end of the bed it is a model A. If it does not have the QC gear box it is either a model B or C. Next look at the apron. Model B has the clutch star wheel on the apron. Model C does not have the clutch star wheel on the apron.
We now have a manual and parts kit available specifically for the 10k South Bend lathe so please see our other listings if you have the 10k version. Email if you have other questions, Thanks!
Included In The "MODEL A" Kit
- The Manual: "A Guide to Renovating the 9" South Bend Lathe Model A,B,C and Model 10k) - 106 pages, B&W perfect bound soft cover.
- 2 Precision Spring Loaded Capillary oil wicks for horizontal drives only.
- *(Note, if your lathe has the underneath drive, please see our other listings for your lathe)
- Die Cut Apron Clutch Gasket
- Die Cut Apron Oil Trough Wick and pulling wire.
- 4 Die Cut Way Wipers for the Saddle.
- 2 Hard Fiber Washers for the Drive Countershaft (controls oil)
- Round felt wick for the Reversing Gears
- Square felts for shaft lubrication.
- Set of Felts for the Quick Change Gear Box (Shafts, Bosses, and Oil Passages)
- Shipping is included by USPS Priority Mail to any US address.
- Foreign orders aregladly accepted but shipping is extra. Please select the shipping tab above and select your country for shipping charges.
- If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to answer any questions.
- Thanks for your consideration.
Disclaimer: ILION Industrial Services, LLC is neither affiliated with South Bend Lathe, Inc nor successor companies and makes no claims as such. Any information or product offered through this manual is done so in good faith in order to assist vintage machinery owners and is not sanctioned bySouth Bend Lathe,Inc. as OEM information, parts or products. ILION Industrial Services, LLC makes no warranty and accepts no liability for injury, property damage or any other costs incurred and/or damages suffered (including direct, indirect or consequential damage or damages, as well as loss of income or profits) as a result of the use of any information or product contained or referenced herein. By the purchase and/or use of the information or products referenced in this document, the user expressly accepts these terms and conditions.