View Full Version : Need Help! Draw bar for Supermax YCM16VS

10-30-2009, 05:58 PM
Hi everyone,

I think I'm placing this in the right category. The shop where I work has a Supermax YCM16VS, NMTB30 taper. It had been put aside and not used for quite a few years. There is no manual for it and I'm trying to get it running again. The machinist that used to run it doesn't work here anymore so I can't ask him any questions. I located all of the tooling, but the draw bar is missing. Does anyone know a part number or somewhere I could buy a correct replacement online. I see a few advertised but don't know any real specifics or dimensions of what I'm looking for.

Thanks for any help, I would really appreciate any input.

10-31-2009, 02:14 AM

I have the same machine. Poured out of Meehanite grey iron, good Taiwan mill. Many of the parts are exactly like a bridgeport clone even though it is a square head, but many are NOT the same. I have a copy of the original manual but it is really badly written.
Here are the non-R8 part numbers and descriptions exactly as written.
1/2-12W (standard), p/n FA-213C;
1/2-13UNC (option), FA-213E;
M12-1.75P, FA-213D.
The company is now called YCI industries and is on the net.
I don't know if the bars and spindles are the same as bridgeport, but it is a good gamble.

10-31-2009, 09:06 AM

Be sure to check the draw bar threads in the NMTB30 tool holders. Some of the older NMTB 30 tooling used 1/2-12 threads, which is a British Whitworth standard, but some of those were sold in the US years ago. Most of the newer ones are the standard 1/2-13.