South Bend Lathe Chart #6503

Here is the PDF file of the South Bend Lathe Chart #6503: Lubrication Chart (courtesy of Jim B. at the South Bend Lathe Group on Yahoo). This will answer many questions about the lubrication point on the SBL lathe.

Bridgeport Turret Mill – Round Ram

Here is a Manual for the Bridgeport Turret Mill with Round Ram in .PDF format. There are also some extra pages of engineer drawings. Not sure that these will print out and be readable but you can zoom in on your computer and see details. Large 22Mb file.

Thanks to for offering this digital manual.

Lubrication Cross Reference Chart

A buddy of mine had a chance to get a real good price on some spindle oil, and was looking for the equivalent viscosity for Mobil Velocity #6 (my preference). It took me a while to find this file in my archive, and thought it might be of interest to other guys, so I’m posting it here, for easier access. Hope it helps.

Bridgeport Milling Machine Operation and Maintenance Manual

I ran across this a while back, and had instance to use it today; it has some very nice plain explanations of machine maintenance. The page on replacing the collet screw came in very handy while working on Dave’s mill. One page told the whole story. Download this file, and keep it by your mill.