Wade 7 turret lathe, serial num 7-498
Fully working Wade 7 turret lathe, as per
because it doesn't get enough work and I'm adjusting priorities in the
shop, and I really need the room. Includes original user's guide and
product manual from the machine's initial purchase. The latter includes
some brief notes from the machine's original purchaser. More pics
available on request.
Asking $300 for the machine and tooling listed as included
below- additional items negotiated. Paypal/cash and carry, I will not
ship or part out the machine. I'm happy to help load it, the machine is
in a ground floor garage and I have a wheeled shop crane which can lift
the cabinet into the back of a pickup truck. Please contact at :
Turret takes 3/4in shank tooling.
When I got the machine approx 2010 I cleaned and regreased the spindle
bearings (this is a later model greased bearing machine- earlier
versions used oil). I also regreased the motor bearings. Main motor is
240v 1phase. I mounted a modern 15amp single phase breaker to the
cabinet under the main switchbox.
I put new bearings in the coolant pump Oct 2021. The last mod was to
put on the 2 modern coolant nozzles which should help position the flood
more advantageously so fewer adjustments are needed during ops.
Total weight is around 800 lbs. The bed and headstock are easily
unbolted from the cabinet and managed by hand. The cabinet is a bit
awkward to move by hand, so straps around and a wheeled shop crane is a
good approach. The steelwork mounted to the cabinet to the left of the
headstock was put there by the previous owner, it never got in the way
so I left it in place.
No key for the upper cabinet 'glovebox' door but its awkward to use so
I've never stored anything in there. Cabinet is up on 3 machine feet, I
found it helpful to pitch the lathe slightly back and down at the
headstock to expedite coolant drainage. I ran exclusively Habcool 318
on this machine, no water emulsions. I run it at approx 10w which is a
bit viscous to drain well in this application, probably something more
like 0W or 5W, or a water emulsion would be preferable.
All collets shown are included (8W and in good shape). Original
gooseneck coolant hose, top belt cover and the spindle tooling shown
also included. I found it helpful to run with the belt cover off, makes
belt changes and hand spindle rotation easier. A box of few spare parts
from a turret repair done by the previous owner are also included.
Note the box of drill bushings (included)- to save x axis on the turret
the previous owners habit (and mine) is to make up a short length of 3/4
bar, drilled axially for the desired drill size and a setscrew for it.
Consequently there is a collection of these bushings. Two small and two
large Jacobs drill chucks are included as well as an assortment of short
JT arbors to mount more.
The box tools (included) are a collection of misc ebay purchases, a
couple roller units in there but most are solid-bushing types of various
The 0XA import clone toolholder (included) is fit to a base that can be
secured to the production slide. I've used it a few times and it works
reasonably well- and cheap to expand tooling for. The set's parting
blade does work in this setup but only used once.
The 4 position toolholder (included) is old Enco, fit to a base I made
which indexes on 5 deg increments and mates to the production slide.
Was fun to make but only ever tested.
I have the Jones/Lamson die head shown fit to the machine but not fully
debugged- it is hard opening; I think the locking dogs need further
stoning to make the action smooth and consistent. Also have a pair of
3/4in shank Coventry die heads, and a few other ones. There is a
reasonable selection of chasers for most of the heads, and the JL manual
shown. I'd like to keep some combination (or all) but am willing to
sell at least part of the collection.
The two compound sides are Wade, correct for this machine, purchased as
ebay basket-cases. One is partially scraped, needing only the tool
block to be completed- it still binds somewhat at the extremes of
travel. Both are missing the hold-down bolt assy and shoe. Both
together should make for a good-condition compound slide with a few
I am willing to sell the cheap import ER-20 collets and related chucks
(including a Tormach 3/4in shank toolholder) with the machine.
Originally bought for the Wade but I've found them very helpful for
drilling ops on the horizontal mill and Bridgeport.
File date: 11/2021