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South Bend: "How to Run a Lathe" - the Best-ever Edition


South Bend



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  • Operators Manual
  • Maintenance Manual
  • Technical Drawings

South Bend: "How to Run a Lathe". Detailed 128-page (2-pages per side) general instructions for a wide range of South Bend lathes. This is a very high quality reproduction of the last high-quality, superby printed "gloss-paper" editions (after which the reproduction was markedly inferior). Superb photographs and drawings. Includes a copy of the separate Bulletin set, an extra 84 pages - all of these being at a large page size: "The Installation and Leveling of a Lathe"; "Keeping Your Lathe in Trim"; "Keeping Your Lathe Clean" and "Oiling the Lathe".

For the best possible reproduction, this is a high-resolution scan printed at 1200 d.p.i. onto a heavy, semi-gloss 120g paper. For an edition enlarged to one page per A4 sheet see: https://store.lathes.co.uk/ms805EL


All manuals are scanned at high resolution and supplied as a top-quality print, bound and on a superior 129g paper.

Unless otherwise stated, all manuals are in English. We ship world-wide to all destinations.

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