Petermann Pinon and Gear Cutting Machine

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  1. jnash

    jnash Registered User

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    Hi guys, have picked up the following items. looking at lathes.co.uk i believe its a automatic pinion and gear cutter from petermanns

    I am looking for a manual, that may have a parts list. i would like to see what is exactly missing and how it all works as iv'e seen some versions online but there are differences.

    I would love to get this working again , it's very impressive

    I have a fuller machine and another machine that looks like its missing a lot as backup along with a hand wheel.

    Any help will be appreciated , there are a few bits online , bit nothing with parts , instructions or ideally servicing guide

    Thanks in advance.

    J

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  2. wefalck

    wefalck Registered User

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    Depending on where you are based and what your linguistic capabilities are, I would contact these museums in Germany and Switzerland respectively, as they have such or similar machines operating:

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    Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds
     
  3. GBOflyer

    GBOflyer Registered User

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    Hi J
    I've just joined the NAWCC forum site after seeing you post about the Petermann pinion machines you have just acquired. I own the machine pictured on the Lathe.co.uk site which show before and after restoration. I know of another couple of machines here in the UK and might be able to help with info but alas I don't have a manual.
    Regards Clive
     
  4. jnash

    jnash Registered User

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    Hi Clive

    Sorry about the late reply, i never sawt the message.. i started restoring it but gave up.. i have more or less two if you need parts.
     
  5. GBOflyer

    GBOflyer Registered User

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    Hi J

    If you were thinking of selling the machine I would be interested. I'm in Sussex near Hastings. Rough where are you in the UK.

    Regards Clive
     
  6. bruce linde

    bruce linde Technical Admin
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    please remember to use the 'private message' function to move personal transactions out of public threads?

    no big, thx... and i have machine envy! :cool:
     
  7. Jim DuBois

    Jim DuBois Registered User
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    While these are wonderful machines, their sole purpose is to make thousands or tens of thousands of a single size pinion. Making just a few, or several different sizes? I think you will find them very difficult to use for anything less than full production. I have owned two of these and two somewhat different models. I never made a pinion on any of them. Too hard to set up, requires specialized cutters, and so forth. As machines, I loved them. As practical machines for making parts I needed, not so much.
     
  8. bruce linde

    bruce linde Technical Admin
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    i'm sorry... what does 'practicality' have to do with anything we do here? o_O
     
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