New to me Enco 9 X 20 lathe
Ronald E. Thompson

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This is the lathe and stand as bought. It came from an estate sale with a little tooling. I must say, it is a sweet to use machine. Much easier than my monster Monarch!

I don't know what you might be looking for, so a lot of the photos may seem redundant.

This lathe didn't come with a manual, and I wasn't able to find one on the Internet. I called Enco and they sent me a photo copy. I scanned it to PDF. It turns out it is a re-branded CT-918A.
CT-918 Manual.

As you can see below, the spring is missing from the belt tensioner. I was able to order this from Grizzly. Their G4000 is almost identical.

Pretty small footprint.



These are the gears I got with it. They look unused. Unfortunately, after studying the threading charts, I am missing a couple. It's a good thing I am planning on making this CNC!

Those keyless chucks are sweet!

As received, this was wired for 220 VAC. Since I didn't know exactly where it was going to live, yet, I decided to make it 110.

These photos show it wired for 220.


 It was.


I really need to remove those wheels. Lathes are top heavy and I sure don't want it to turn over. The stand is kind of short, though.

Now, how to mount those steppers...