We receive a huge number of requests for machine-tool specifications - especially weight, size, speeds and capacities - and, while we are always pleased to help, these can take some time to research and answer.
Manuals and Catalogues
Jig Boring - a comprehensive 160-page explanation of traditional jig-boring techniques and jig borers. This, together with the publication below, are the only known books on the subject.
MW200 Wood Machinist Training Manual - Construction Industry Training Board. A comprehensive guide to the safe use of: circular rip saws; Dimension saws; crosscut saws; surface planers; panel planers and thicknessers; setting out, marking out and cutting lists; hollow chisel morticers; chain morticers;
narrow bandsaws; single end tenoners; vertical spindle moulders; high-speed routers belt sanders - and storage. 380 pages. This is an original bound volume, not the reproduction shown in the price list. 380 pages. £95
Tools for Shaping Machines and Lathes. A complete guide to choosing, sharpening and using correctly all the cutting tools likely to be used on a shaping machine or lathe. Includes details of the various types of tools available and how they are used; materials used and how to grind and form cutting edges, etc.