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25 year old Enco mill/drill


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ID:	91780 so far, only pic i have. it's been modified somewhat but needs some TLC. i have no manual, so if there are any ideas or advice, please do. if anyone has pics they can share, again, please do. thanks for anything anyone can throw my way.
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I have one that is similar - except for the custom modifications - that I bought new in 1979. I'll take some pics and see if I have a book for it somewhere.
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I have one I bought in 1984. I think I can lay my hands on the book I go with it. I pretty much just showed a parts break down. This mill was the best $800 I ever spent. I would rather have my left arm cut off that be without my mill/drill. It is NOT a BRIDGEPORT but I have done a BUNCH of work with it. I was lucky in to have gotten aquinted with a machinist at work because I was think of ordering mine with the MORSE Tapper spindle but saw that R-8 was a MUCH BETTER choice.
The only parts I have needed for mine was a new draw bar and a plastic ring that holds the governor on the import motor broke. I was able to build the ring, from aluminum, on my lathe.

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Your Enco drill mill looks similiar to the Harbor Freight unit except for the power driven table. Here is the link to the Harbor Freight Drill Mill manual - http://manuals.harborfreight.com/man...3999/33686.pdf
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here you go. just got it in the door. got lots to do to get her working right. never ran one of these little guys before. well, i'm not building a space shuttle anyway. thanks fellas:wave : [ATTACH][ATTACH]Click image for larger version

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Well, I found books for just about everything else I have, but not the one for the Enco Mill/Drill.
Here are a few pictures of it, though.
Don't know why it has Dymo Labels on the ID tag, but it was like that when I bought it in Sept '79. Got it from a local machinery dealer, not direct from Enco. Never bothered to see what was under those lables.......
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John, My old Enco M/D has the same dyno labels. I always assumed that some previous owner had stuck em' on there. Mine show "91004" , "1979/2" and serial no. 2783.
Also painted the same gorpy green. Not a Bridgeport, but sure has done a lot of good work. I modified my X andY feed handles so that the graduated diales can be rotated and "zero" set.... a big improvement. And don't trust the downfeed dial graduations, they are not accurate in inches nor are they linear.
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John, My old Enco M/D has the same dyno labels. I always assumed that some previous owner had stuck em' on there. Mine show "91004" , "1979/2" and serial no. 2783.
Also painted the same gorpy green. Not a Bridgeport, but sure has done a lot of good work. I modified my X andY feed handles so that the graduated diales can be rotated and "zero" set.... a big improvement. And don't trust the downfeed dial graduations, they are not accurate in inches nor are they linear.
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the z , if you can see it , has a miti. dro. that should help a little. one day, the x and y, maybe soon.
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Using cheap Harbor Fright digital calipers you can make a 'Poor Mans' DRO with the right clamps & adapters.
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hey fellas,

the guy was an engineer that previously owned this thing and he did all these mods. i have some sorting, adjusting and repairs to do but having fun no less. i found this tension spring dangling up inside the head behind the quill. i guess it's a helper spring for the quill return? anybody know? here's more pics. thanks guys
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Yes - The spring is for the quill return.
I like the custom elevator motor for the head. Saves a lot of manual cranking.
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Yes - The spring is for the quill return.
I like the custom elevator motor for the head. Saves a lot of manual cranking.
thanks john,
yup, i like that idea myself. guess i better put limit switches on it so i don't get stupid and over travel. thanks again and be well, gene
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turns out the spindel return coil spring is broken. found one at enco.com from one of their new mill/drills. doubt if they changed much over the years. in fact, those mill/drills they sell today don't look much at all different from those made back in the day. most of their repair parts should be ok.
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