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Super 7B power cross feed--photographs
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Swivelling milling slide
A widely used and popular accessory- and easily adapted to fit a number of other small lathes. This slide was made in two forms: the early as shown  with a single bolt per axis and a later improved model with two bolts per axis. In addition, in later years, Myford offered larger versions of both the plain ands swivelling slides.

Plain milling slide

Clutch unit for an ML7. Unfortunately, this very useful accessory is no longer sold by the  factory - but occasionally second hand units become available and are well worth acquiring

Rear tool post

Graduated handle for leadscrew end

Dial thread indicator:

Saw bench assembly for ML7 and Super 7 - but easily adaptable for use on other small lathes . A picture essay can be found here

Taper-turning attachment (photographs below)

Lever action tailstock
Myford-made versions are available for both the ML7 and Super 7 - but not the ML10 lathe.
This is a very useful accessory and transforms the feel of the tailstock, especially when performing delicate operations with small drills. A highly recommended addition to any lathe

Dividing Attachment.
With a design inspired by the pre-WW2 "gear-cutting" attachment sold by Tom Senior, and although and expensive addition to the amateur's tool chest, this versatile unit holds it value very well and is in constant demand. It not only transforms the lathe into a gear-cutting machine but enables it to mill square, hexagon  and other forms and, if employed with the supporting overarm, allows it to cut single or multiple keyways in shafts, etc. The usefulness of this attachment is limited only by the imagination of the user.

Dividing attachment shown fitted to the earlier type of single- bolt-per-axis swivelling vertical slide.
The attachment fits the ML7, Super 7 and ML10 lathes

The inspiration for the Myford dividing head: the pre-WW2 "gear-cutting" attachment sold by Tom Senior,

Wood and hand-turning rest

Small machine vice for mounting on the cross slide or vertical slide.

Quick-release, lever-operated collet chuck.

Fixed steady for ML7 and Super 7

2-inch deep chip tray with cast-iron levelling blocks

Simple V-block

Travelling steady

The ordinary Myford stand fitted with a deep chip tray and levelling blocks. The stand is 37" long, 33.5" high and the floor mounting bolts pitched about 15.5" apart front to back. The chip tray is 42" long, 15.25" wide and 1.5" deep. The raiser blocks are 6" long, 4" wide and 0.875" high. The blocks are drilled and tapped and fitted with large diameter, hollow, internally threaded bolts into which the lathe holding down studs are screwed. The lathe feet fit on top of these hollow bolts. Once the blocks are secured to the stand the hollow bolts can be screwed in or out to level the lathe bed. A finishing touch, typical of Myfords attention to detail, was the provision of cork mats on the shelves ...

A con-rod boring jig. This is the same unit as supplied by Drummonds for their M Type lathe and adapted by Myford after they started manufacturing the latter machine in 1942.
This unit really worked, as witnessed by Britain's foremost re-metaler of vintage-car engine bearings who began his business at home with just such a lathe and attachment.

The Dividing Head and Swivelling Milling Slide being used together to cut a gear.

Con-rod boring jig

Production equipment mounted on an early Super 7.
Lever-action collet unit, cross slide mounted six-station capstan screw-feed cut-off slide with front and rear toolposts and, partially visible, a bed-mounted multi-stop.

Rotating carriage Multi-stop - part of the production equipment

Multi-stop head unit

Lever-action collet closer. On early examples of the ML7 this pivoted on a bronze housing that clamped to the stiffening
ribs at the rear of the front spindle bearing. Later machines were provided with a tapped hole and clevis arrangement

Lever-action tailstock assembly for the Super 7

Myford Dividing Head with all 4 plates


Raiser block for dividing head - at the rear, a standard Myford angle plate

Taper-turning unit to fir ML7 and Super 7 lathes


email: tony@lathes.co.uk
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MYFORD ML7 & Super 7 Lathe Accessories
Myford Home Page   Myford ML7  Myford ML7 Tri-Leva  Myford ML7 Photographic Essay
ML7 Rebuild   Myford Super 7 and ML7R  Myford ML8 Wood lathe 
Myford ML10: (Modern 31/4" Lathe)  Myford 254 and 254 Plus 
Myford/Drummond M Type  Myford ML1, ML2, ML3 & ML4   4-inch Precision
  Myford Mini-Kop  Myford Special & Production Capstan Lathes  Myford 280   
Accessories   Myford Replicas and Clones  Serial Numbers
   Early and third-party screwcutting gearboxes  Rodney Milling Attachment
Amolco Milling Attachment  Staines milling and "Big Swing" attachments   
Super 7B power cross feed--photographs
Myford Super 7 "new in the box"   First Myford ML7 Catalogues

Myford Technical & Sales Literature     Myford Lathes often for sale here